Welcome to the Digital Latin Library's Catalog!

This site supports the DLL's mission of "facilitating the finding and, where openly available and accessible online, the reading of all texts written in Latin."

The DLL Catalog provides an organized, curated system for finding Latin texts available online. 

Currently, it contains authority records for nearly 3,000 authors and 5,000 works, with many more to come. It also contains individual item records for hundreds of texts available in a variety of formats through many different resources such as the Perseus Digital Library, the Packard Humanities Institute, DigilibLT, the HathiTrust Digital Library, and others.

The "Catalog Updates" section below records items added to the catalog. Check the list of current projects for more information.

Otherwise, use the search bar or click "Browse the Catalog" above to get started, or read more about this site and how to get the most out of it.

Catalog Updates

Biblioteca Italiana (BibIT)

Post date: July 6, 2018

Metadata for all Latin content on http://www.bibliotecaitaliana.it, which includes many works in Medieval and Neo-Latin, is available in a convenient reader view at http://www.internetculturale.it. 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

Post date: June 24, 2018

Instead of scraping the collection available at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper, we built an application to process the texts in the git repository at https://github.com/PerseusDL/canonical-latinLit. We did this because, as its name suggests, the repository is canonical for the old Perseus site and the new Scaife Viewer (https://scaife.perseus.org). 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

Post date: December 6, 2017

Metadata for all content on http://latin.packhum.org 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.