digiliLT - Digital library of late-antique latin texts
The digital library of late-antique latin texts, the digilibLT project, described here offer a transition between the ancient latin and medieval latin. It "was officially established on March 1, 2010, thanks to funds granted by the 'Regione Piemonte' in Italy. It was conceived by Raffaella Tabacco, was developed and substantiated by her and by Maurizio Lana from the University of Oriental Piedmont. The digilibLT project aims to produce a digital corpus of late-antique Latin literary texts (from the second to the fifth century AD), making it freely available to the scholarly community."

"The digilibLT projects is meant to fill in the gap left by existing databases and digital resources. It is planning to offer a complete database of late-antique Latin authors and works, as well as an exhaustive canon. Access to the canon and the database is free. The canon lists the critical editions on which the digital text is based; if the case, it also lists deviations from the critical text. Texts are codified according both to the TEI and the Beta coding standard; this allows users to search the texts with the software resources they normally use for searching the TLG and PHI databases on CD-ROM. Search windows are designed to allow users to search either the entire collection of texts or a selection of them (by author, period, or type of text) or single authors and works. Texts can be downloaded freely, which will allow individual scholars to work on their areas of interest with maximum flexibility."

"The digilibLT website has yet another goal: to become a workspace offering a large pool of resources, acting as a reference website for scholars working on late antiquity.".

More information on the project are available on youtube in Italian. See also Maurizio Lana: "Metodologie e problematiche per una biblioteca digitale. Il caso di digilibLT" in DigItaliaweb, a.1, 2012.

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