In July 2020, we began a complete overhaul of the PGP database in a research partnership with Princeton's Center for Digital Humanities.
The new PGP will, we hope, transform the experience of documentary geniza research at the front and back ends — for specialists and the public alike. Our goals include:
- making content more accessible for the general user through cluster searches;
- facilitating paleography by linking images and transcriptions side-by-side or line-by-line;
- enriching our descriptive metadata and restructuring it to yield searches by date, geographic location, and personal names;
- streamlining data entry for the PGP team, thus enabling the PGP corpus to grow more rapidly.
For a glimpse into the CDH-PGP research partnership weekly meetings, check the @genizalab Twitter feed on Thursday afternoons.