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Duke Libraries Uses Mellon Grant to Support Digital Classics

Fragment from Duke’s papyrus collection, image © Duke

Duke University Libraries is establishing a new unit, Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3), that will use digital technologies to analyze some of the world’s oldest documents and artifacts. Funded by a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the DC3 will be led by Joshua D. Sosin, associate professor of classical studies and history at Duke, who will also assume a joint appointment within the libraries.

According to Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway university librarian and vice provost for library affairs at Duke, “Librarians have been ’embedded’ in various departments on campus for years, but we’ve never had a faculty member embedded in our work like this. This hybrid appointment will be a major step forward in establishing new roles and relationships among faculty and libraries that are the foundation for advancing scholarship.”

For more details, see the Duke Today article, “Mellon Grant Supports Digital Classics at Duke.”

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