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.

Interedition Symposium

Scholarly Digital Editions, Tools and Infrastructure

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Huygens ING, The Hague, The Netherlands, 19-20 March 2012
Huygens ING is pleased to host a symposium to mark the achievements of Interedition, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS0704. This event will also serve as a springboard for further work based on the principles of interoperability promoted by Interedition within the domain of digital scholarly editing and research.

One of the key objectives of Interedition has been to produce a ‘roadmap’ conceptualizing the development of a technical infrastructure for collaborative digital preparation, editing, publication, analysis and visualization of literary research materials. Interedition has approached the problem of interoperable infrastructure from the perspectives of methodology, technology, and community. At present Interedition is realizing the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a bottom-up generalizable architecture, focusing on the development community and the prototyping of distributed lightweight services. This grassroots approach is emerging from the ‘engine rooms’ where Web 2.0 digital editions are being built and embodies a generalizable and viable approach to collaborative digital humanities tool building.

The symposium promises to give a good and comprehensive overview of current trends in practices of building digital editions, related digital tools and infrastructures, digital text analysis and annotation, and community aspects.

The symposium will be held in conjunction to a bootcamp and Management Committee meeting, from 19-20 March 2011. Venue is the Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands (Huygens ING, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) The Hague, The Netherlands.