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 Sign in for additional personalized services - this will allow you access to online resources whether you are on or off campus.
The ISAW library is developing a suite of resources collectively known as the Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL). ISAW relaunched the AWDL portal in May 2015. In addition to a more attractive design and new features, the new portal also includes new content. AWDL's mission is enhance access to curated digital scholarly content related to the ancient world. The original AWDL Book Viewer will remain active until all of its content is migrated to the new portal. In addition to page images of many digitized volumes, AWDL currently hosts an online version of Roger Bagnall and Giovanni Ruffini. (2012) Amheida I. Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1: Texts from the 2004–2007 Seasons. For feature and content updates, see the ISAW Library Blog.
The primary focus of AWOL is to notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world.