Introduction by OpenMethods Editor (Delphine Montoliu): This post highlights the current and future projects, methods and tools in digital Assyriology.
The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) is a two decades strong repository of curated data from cuneiform inscribed objects, in the form of images, metadata, and text (transliterations and translations). Its objectives are the exhaustive compilation, preservation and access promotion of these cuneiform sources in their digital form. It is the largest endeavor of this nature in the field of Assyriology. As a response to the Global Philology project, this white paper addresses three major points: the current state of digital Assyriology, the projects underway at the CDLI for the advancement of research in the field, and finally, our vision for the close future of discipline developments in the present technological landscape.
Original publication date: 14/09/2017.