Since its founding in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens has amassed a huge collection of both published and unpublished information. This includes books, journals, photographs, excavation notebooks, personal papers, maps, and scientific data sets. One of the major initiatives of the School in recent years has been to digitize these resources into an ASCSA Digital Library, which is actually a collection of several databases either administered directly by the School or in conjunction with other institutions. This section provides a central point of access to these major digital resources and is organized both thematically and by department.
The ASCSA is also participating in The Big Digs Go Digital project with the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) to explore shared opportunities and challenges for large-scale German and American excavations in the Mediterranean in the digital age. Details on the “Big Digs”collaboration can be found on their website.
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The School would like to thank the Packard Foundation and Packard Humanities Institute, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Office of Regional Development of the European Union, Greek Ministry of Culture, Third Information Society of the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA), and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, all of whom have supplied funding to help the ASCSA become a leader in digital resources in the humanities.