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Collections and Services

Collections and Services

Library collection development efforts have focused on acquiring core collections representing the various disciplines within ISAW’s academic scope and in areas that are not yet well represented in other libraries in the NYU library system. The ISAW Library has acquired private libraries with strengths in Greek and Roman art, archaeology and history; Egyptology; Assyriology; Asian art; Late Antique and Byzantine history; Indian and Iranian studies; and Mesopotamian studies; as well as a large collection of Arabic texts. Additional acquisitions are in progress and the ISAW community will be kept apprised of new additions to the collection.

ISAW Library collections are searchable via Bobcat, the catalog of print and electronic resources of NYU Libraries, including audio and video.  NYU students, staff and faculty should remember to for additional personalized services - this will allow you access to online resources whether you are on or off campus.

The ISAW library is undertaking the development of a suite of resources collectively known as the Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL).  The first fruits of this program, developed in partnership with the NYU Libraries' Digital Library Technology Services Department, is the AWDL Book Viewer.  Already embedded in the ISAW Library are two related projects that compile, organize and curate existing digital resources for the study of the ancient world:

A guide to networked open-access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean world.

AWOL: The Ancient World Online
The primary focus of AWOL is to notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world.