In the weblog of Propylaeum, the website of the specialised information service for classical studies operated by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the University Library of Heidelberg, information is available about current activities of Propylaeum and inspiring classical-studies projects worldwide.
The SDI service my.propylaeum includes several services, providing you with the option of accessing classical-studies contents individually and in a manner that is custom-tailored to your interests and main fields of research. For example, you can receive information about the current new acquisitions of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and the University Library of Heidelberg matching your research topics, about newly digitized historical research literature or new open-access publications on the publication platforms of Propylaeum. The services of my.propylaeum are expanded continuously.
Propylaeum.de also offers a calendar of events for the field of classical studies.
Projects and cooperations
Specialised Information Service for Classical Studies – Propylaeum
Within the framework of the DFG programme "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" ("specialised information services for scholarship and science"), the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has been developing its existing services into a joint specialised information service for classical studies in cooperation with the University Library of Heidelberg. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek continues to be in charge of the subject areas of Byzantine studies, ancient history, classical philology, medieval and new Latin philology and prehistory and early history.
In tune with the academic field, the following areas will form particular focal points during the project term:
- Provision of information resources
- Enhancement of the subject-specific information infrastructure of Propylaeum/ PropylaeumSEARCH
- Electronic publishing in open access – Propylaeum e-publishing
- Sustainability for excellent specialist information
- Linked Open Data – "Digital Classics"
- Scholarly communication, public relations activities, marketing
For further information please visit the website of the project.