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Epigraphic Database Heidelberg – Data Reuse Options

Grieshaber, Frank

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The “Epigraphic Database Heidelberg” (EDH) is one of the longest running database projects in digital Latin epigraphy with a start as early as 1986. In 1997 the website of the “Epigraphic Database Heidelberg” has gone online: All inscriptions, images, bibliographic and geographic records can be searched and browsed online. In the last years a growing number of researchers asked for direct access to EDH data: Consequently an “Open Data Repository” has been added to the EDH website ( and improved continuously since then. Options for accessing data include simple CSV downloads, an API returning JSON responses, a SPARQL endpoint, an IIIF API and access via a Distributed Text Services API. This article describes the data in the EDH repository, the various ways of how users can reuse this data for their own research and when to choose which option.

Item Type: Article
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 08:00
Date: 2019
Page Range: pp. 1-16
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften (ZAW)
Philosophische Fakultät > Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik
Service facilities > Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Subjects: 470 Italic Latin
930 History of ancient world
Controlled Keywords: Epigraphik, Digital Humanities, TEI / EpiDoc
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