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Bibil Identifier bibil:221607
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Corpora, eLibraries, and Databases
Title (English, ) Locating Syriac Studies in the 21st Century
Author Heal, Kristian S.
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 15, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 65-78 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines the implications of current library, publishing and research trends for Syriac studies. A good research library is essential to good scholarship, but the medium for delivering that library is changing, and Syriac scholars are increasingly working with both print and digital resources. Specialist on-line collections are supplementing the holdings of massive on-line repositories, providing open access to the majority of out-of-copyright works in the field. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly clear that the printed book is no longer the ideal container for certain types of information, and digital corpora and databases are being created and conceived to replace their print equivalents. Thus, databases are emerging as dynamic replacements for traditional Syriac reference works, and digital corpora are in preparation that supplement and facilitate access to the printed corpus of Syriac literature. In addition to examining the advantages promised to Syriac scholars by the digital research environment, this paper also considers some of the obstacles and disadvantages posed by this transition.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Tools and techniques of analysis : Statistics/Computer Science
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
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