Perseus Digital Library



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Perseus Digital Library

Tufts University

School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Classics

321 Eaton Hall, 5 the Green

Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155

United States


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Note :

Perseus Digital Library is a Non-Contributor VIAF source. The Perseus Digital Library is not eligible to appoint a representative to VIAF Council.


Short description of the institution :

 Since planning began in 1985, the Perseus Digital Library Project has explored what happens when libraries move online. Two decades later, as new forms of publication emerge and millions of books become digital, this question is more pressing than ever. Perseus is a practical experiment in which we explore possibilities and challenges of digital collections in a networked world. For the mission of Perseus and its current research, see here.


Perseus maintains a web site that showcases collections and services developed as a part of our research efforts over the years. The code for the digital library system and many of the collections that we have developed are now available. For more information, please go here.


Our flagship collection, under development since 1987, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. We are applying what we have learned from Classics to other subjects within the humanities and beyond. We have studied many problems over the past two decades, but our current research centers on personalization: organizing what you see to meet your needs.

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Short description of the authority data

Perseus Digital Library includes data about persons associated with the the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.


Data provided to VIAF

VIAF ingests Perseus Digital Library authority data. Collaboration between VIAF and the Perseus Digital Library to explore reuse of data from each party by the other has informed refinements to data work and systems by both the Perseus Digital Library and VIAF.


Data provided to Perseus Digital Library