The Perseus Project is a digital library project of Tufts University that assembles digital collections of humanities resources. A digital library is a Library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print Microform, or other media and accessible by computers The humanities are academic disciplines which study the Human condition, using methods that are primarily Analytic, Critical, or Speculative It is hosted by the Department of Classics. "Classical literature" redirects here For literature in Classical languages outside the Graeco-Roman sphere see Ancient literature. It suffers, unfortunately, from very frequent computer hardware problems, and as such its resources are often unavailable. Typical PC hardware A typical Personal computer consists of a case or chassis in a tower shape (desktop and the following parts Motherboard The project is mirrored in Berlin and Chicago. In Computing, a mirror is an exact copy of a Data set On the Internet, a mirror site is an exact copy of another Internet site Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. 
The project was founded in 1987 to collect and present materials for study of ancient Greece. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The term ancient Greece refers to the period of Greek history lasting from the Greek Dark Ages ca It has published two CD-ROMs and established the Perseus Digital Library on the World Wide Web in 1995. CD-ROM (an initialism of "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory " is a pre-pressed Compact Disc that contains data accessible to but not writable The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The project has expanded its original scope; current collections cover Greco-Roman classics, the English Renaissance, the papers of Edwin Bolles, and the history of Tufts University. The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the early 16th century to the early 17th century
The editor-in-chief of the project is Gregory Crane, the Tufts Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has been editor-in-chief since the founding of the Perseus Project.
Ancient Greek works in Perseus are stored as beta code, though they can be reformatted for display into a variety of transcription systems. Beta Code is a method of representing using only ASCII characters characters and formatting found in Ancient Greek texts (and other archaic languages
The Perseus Project supports open-source, and has published code on SourceForge.  All texts and materials believed to be in the public domain are available for free download in xml format on Perseus 4. 0 . Perseus is an active member of the Open Content Alliance and supporter of the Internet Archive. The Open Content Alliance (OCA is a consortium of non-profit and for-profit groups dedicated to building a free archive of digital text and multimedia The Internet Archive ( IA) is a Nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining an on-line Library and archive of Web and
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