How to reuse RINAP material from Oracc

You are very welcome to reuse material from any RINAP Oracc subproject, as long as you abide by our project's licensing terms. Here we give some practical tips on how to do this most effectively online, but our suggestions are not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive.

Licensing | Copying and pasting | Linking | Listing texts | Images and downloads

RINAP's licensing

The RINAP default license is the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. If you abide by this license you do not need to ask permission for reusing RINAP material. If you want to reuse RINAP material under different licensing terms, please email Jamie dot Novotny at lmu dot de and gframe at sas dot upenn dot edu to make an enquiry.

You should be able to find details of copyright or licensing in the footer of the relevant page. Each project should also have a prominent link to its licensing terms, written in clear language. If you have any questions or problems about the copyright or license of an individual object, please contact the project director or send an email to Jamie dot Novotny at lmu dot de and gframe at sas dot upenn dot edu.

Copying and pasting

The easiest way to reuse text from a RINAP portal site is just to cut and paste it into your own site, remembering to attribute it to the relevant RINAP (sub)project and (if appropriate) individual author. If you cannot find the project-specific guidance on how to give the attribution, please email Jamie dot Novotny at lmu dot de and gframe at sas dot upenn dot edu for help.


RINAP uses a system of stable URIs, or Uniform Resource Identifiers [], for its pages, and elements of its pages. This means that if you link to a RINAP page, or part of a RINAP page, you can be confident that the link will not break.

Linking to a RINAP corpus

URIs are not always the same as the URL you see in the browser bar when you visit a RINAP corpus page. Use the instructions on citing Oracc URLs online in order to link to RINAP's corpus pages most effectively.

Linking to a RINAP portal

Linking to Oracc's portal pages is very straightforward: you can just copy the URL you see in your browser. You can link to any heading or subheading too, as they all have <a> tags attached to them automatically.

Listing texts

One of the most exciting features of RINAP URIs is that you can make your own lists of cuneiform texts from across the RINAP corpora—that is, you can make your own ad hoc RINAP corpus.

For instance, you can create a list of transliterations for a reading class, or collect together translations of texts that share a particular word or feature. Instructions are given on the citing RINAP URLs page.

Images and downloads

You are welcome to re-use images and downloads that have been created by RINAP subprojects, as long as you follow the appropriate licensing terms.

We recommend that you keep links to the originals on RINAP as well as, or instead of, hosting copies on your own site. That way you can be sure that your users have access to the most up-to-date versions.

Jamie Novotny

Jamie Novotny, 'How to reuse RINAP material from Oracc', The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period, The RINAP Project, 2019 []

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