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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Online
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Donna Kurtz
Oxford participants: 
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: Classics Faculty
  • Sub-Unit: Classical Archaeology
Start Date: 
2001
End Date: 
2004
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
not specified
Funder: 
Getty Trust and the National Academies of British, French, Bavarian,
Subject Area: 
Classics and Ancient History
Project Description: 

The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA), overseen by the Union Académique Internationale, is a series of high-quality catalogues of mostly ancient Greek painted pottery in collections around the world. The first fascicule appeared in 1922 and since then around 380 have appeared, illustrating more than 100,000 vases in 24 countries. CVA Online project began as a three-year project in 2000, when Oxford University's Beazley Archive was invited to undertake the digitization of out-of-print fascicules. The digitized catalogues can be viewed and browsed through this site, which also provides links to the fully searchable Beazley Archive pottery database. Digitization work continues under the auspices of the Archive.

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ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureImage capture2d Scanning and photography
Textual InputManual input and transcription
Data analysisAudiovisual AnalysisImage feature measurement
Searching/LinkingContent-based image retrieval
- -Searching and querying
Data publishing and disseminationData and resource sharingResource sharing publishing
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingCataloguing and indexing
Image ProcessingImage enhancement
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:50
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk