Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Digital Directions

Two recent stories highlight how digital technologies are being used to enhance access to ancient records and books.

The first, “The Next Age of Discovery,” identifies a variety of digitization projects (including 3-D X-ray scanning).

The second, “Iran's Ancient Story Preserved Digitally,” announces the digitization of administrative tablets from the palaces of Persepolis.

Image: Persepolis, from Voyages de Corneille Le Brun par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales (Amsterdam: Freres Wetstein, 1718)