Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, University of California, Berkeley.

ECAI Editorial Practices and the Web

     Scholarly editions of historically significant texts are important in the Humanities. However, expert editorial work is difficult and funding is scarce. Current Web technology can be used to improve the return on investment by making editors' work available more quickly, more fully, and more widely. Additional objects are to avoid duplicative effort among different projects and explore a closer relationship between scholarly editing and library special collections.
     The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative is undertaking a two year collaborative project with the The Emma Goldman Papers Project (Berkeley); The Margaret Sanger Papers (New York University), The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project (Rutgers, The State University), and The Labadie Collection (University of Michigan).
     Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
     This project builds on Bringing Lives to Light: Biography in Context and Context and Relationships: Ireland and Irish Studies .

    Related publications
    Prototype released August 2012: editorsnotes -- an open-source, web-based tool for recording, organizing, preserving, and opening access to research notes, built with the needs of documentary editing projects, archives, and library special collections in mind.

   Proposal summary | Grant proposal | Diagram
   Phase 2: Proposal summary | Grant proposal

    Principal Investigator: Michael Buckland with Patrick Golden, Barry Pateman and Ryan Shaw


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