New publication data crowdsourcing feature on CDLI

New publication data crowdsourcing feature on CDLI

The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) is very pleased to announce the release of a new interface for publication data. Registered users are now able to add and edit full bibliographical references to the catalogue and link individual cuneiform artifacts to these references with exact page and siglum reference, if available. In line with existing crowdsourcing functionality for the CDLI framework, all additions and edits will be credited to registered users and logged as part of the editorial history of the pertinent publication and artifact records. Publication links are also available for archaeological proveniences and will, in due course, be extended to include other entities, including museum collection, archival context, etc. Over time, the editorial team expects the opening of publication records to crowdsourcing to greatly improve the existing publications table of the CDLI and linked tables with close to 300 journal entries and more than 2,400 curated author entries. 

Publication data are accessible on the publication index ( and through a search engine (on the same page) which provides filtering based on author, journal, and other bibliographic information. Publication data can be downloaded in CSV, BibTeX, RIS and other formats compatible with reference management software. Data can also be acquired through the CDLI API (, and will in the future also be accessible on Github.

The development of the updated publications interface has been undertaken by Lars Willighagen (Radboud University) with the support of Émilie Pagé-Perron (University of Oxford & University of York). This work was made possible through the research project Geomapping Landscapes of Writing (GLoW) of Uppsala University with the financial support of a mixed methods research grant awarded to Jakob Andersson, Rune Rattenborg and Seraina Nett by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for 2020-2023 (grant no. MXM19-1160:1).

To register an account with CDLI, visit and email to request crowdsourcing privilege. 

Rune Rattenborg, Émilie Pagé-Perron and Lars Willighagen on behalf of the CDLI

June 12, 2024
Posted by Rattenborg, Rune

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CDLI contributors. 2024. “New Publication Data Crowdsourcing Feature on CDLI.” Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. July 15, 2024.
CDLI contributors. (2024, July 15). New publication data crowdsourcing feature on CDLI. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative.
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