This online publication is an enhanced electronic reissue, published in 2009, of The Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania, by J. M. Reynolds and J. B. Ward-Perkins in collaboration with Salvatore Aurigemma, Renato Bartoccini, Giacomo Caputo, Richard Goodchild and Pietro Romanelli, Published for the British School at Rome in 1952. Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2009 was prepared by Gabriel Bodard and Charlotte Roueché, with new translations by Joyce Reynolds, maps by Hafed Walda and full illustration from the Ward-Perkins photographic archive of the British School at Rome.
The website includes all introductory material, texts, and discussion from the original publication, with addenda and corrigenda from 1955 completely incorporated; supporting materials including descriptions and historical records are enhanced and expanded for a more general audience. Photographs (previously available only by visiting the library of the British School in Rome) have been included, completely new translations added, and multiple indexes and tables of content generated from the digitally encoded content. (These replace, and should be thought of as an alternative, arguably better, representation to the hand-collated indices of the print edition.)
The edition is enhanced with digital maps (the contents of a geodatabase viewed through Google Maps) and a search engine, both of which were not possible on paper or in the 1950s, and therefore are completely new. The representations of the individual texts also take advantage of the latest techniques in epigraphic encoding (EpiDoc) and rendering (dynamic, multiple views, hyperlinked internal notes and cross-references to other online materials), providing a very different experience from a printed book, much more in-line with what people expect from a publication of this kind in the 21st century.