Catalog Updates

Biblioteca Italiana (BibIT)

Posted on 07/06/2018 - 19:00

Metadata for all Latin content on, which includes many works in Medieval and Neo-Latin, is available in a convenient reader view at For that reason, we built and ran a scraper on that site and pulled metadata only from Latin texts in BibIT. In all, 145 items were added on 2018-07-07. Going forward, the plan is to reconnect to the site on a quarterly basis and process any new records that have been added since the last connection.

Perseus Digital Library

Posted on 06/24/2018 - 19:00

Instead of scraping the collection available at, we built an application to process the texts in the git repository at We did this because, as its name suggests, the repository is canonical for the old Perseus site and the new Scaife Viewer ( Since the Scaife Viewer does not yet have all of the texts from the old site, we included links to the Scaife Viewer where they are available. Otherwise, the links point to the old Perseus site. It is clear that this collection will need active monitoring, since it is undergoing many changes. The total number of items from the Perseus repository added to the DLL Catalog on 2018-06-25 was 452.

Packard Humanities Institute Classical Latin Texts

Posted on 12/06/2017 - 18:00

Metadata for all content on as of 2017-12-07 has been scraped, processed, and added to the site. The total number of items uploaded was 836. Since the PHI is not currently under active development, it is unlikely that it will require active monitoring for new additions.