The arrival just before the Christmas break of the latest shipment of books for the Library reminds me of an important development at the Institute. Since last year we have been ordering books and monographs relating to specific topics: archaeological theory, methodology and practice; pedestrian survey archaeology; remote sensing, GIS and archaeological research; computer applications in analysis and reconstruction; faunal and ecofactual analysis; artifact and site conservation. Our aim is for our Library to offer to the archaeological community in Athens access to research materials that may not be available elsewhere. One can view our Library catalogue through our website, www.cig-icg.gr .
I also want to alert you to a valuable archival resource that we have recently received as a donation. That is the B/W negative collection of Professor Fred Winter, the noted Greek architectural historian who taught at the University of Toronto for many years. As we learn more about the size and the contents of this important archive I will share with you our discoveries in this blog.