What is Interedition?

Interedition is a COST Action; our aim is to promote the interoperability of the tools and methodology we use in the field of digital scholarly editing and research.

What does that mean?

There are a great many researchers out there in the field of textual scholarship. Some of you have written some amazing computer tools in the course of your research, and others of you could benefit greatly if these tools were openly available. The primary purpose of Interedition is to facilitate this contact—to encourage the creators of tools for textual scholarship to make their functionality available to others, and to promote communication between scholars so that we can raise awareness of innovative working methods.

Why should we do that?

Lack of IT capacity and sustainability are major threats to the continuity of our digital research sources, tools, and results. We want to network as much digital effort in our field as possible to create a common strong, supportive, interoperated mesh of our technologies that will eventually self sustain.

Working Group 2 Meeting “Bamboo & TEI & Interedition” 24-25 August 2011

Dates: Wed 24 – Thur 25 August 2011

Venue: OUCS, Oxford (UK)

Local organizer: James Cummings (OUCS)
Working Group 2 of Interedition is the ‘Work Horse’ of the project where tools and interoperability models are thought up and actually built in proof of concept. This meeting provides some key developers and architects within Interedtion to come up with shared models for various themes in digital humanities. Many key EU and non-EU textual scholarship projects and knowledge are reprsented around the table (a.o. TextGrid, CLARIN-NL, Juxta, TEI, Huygens, Studia Stemmatologia, eLaborate, etc.). Most of all we’re interested to see if there is scope for sharing/founding common models with the US based digital humanities infrastructure Project BAMBOO, for which a representative is joining us. Further details are here.

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