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This is the website of "Interedition", COST Action IS0704: An Interoperable Supranational Infrastructure for Digital Editions. Key information about the Action can be found at the site of COST - European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research. You'll find an Overview of the Action there, a downloadable Factsheet (Word), the possibility to download the pdf of the Memorandum of Understanding, and an overview of the participating countries and the Management Committee.


Interedition's aim is to promote the interoperability of the tools and methodology we use in the field of digital scholarly editing and research. To this aim Interedition organizes meetings for experts in both digital and non-digital scholarly editing to further the ideas and concepts for interoperability of digital tools. As a result Interedition will produce a road map for the realization of a supranational digital infrastructure for scholarly editions and research, accompanied by a number of concept-of-proof web services to demonstrate the viability of the ideas and concepts put forward by Interedition as a networked research platform.


The Interedition project has had several meetings, to see details of these see Past meetings. There is also a page on Upcoming meetings which will contain information (as available) on the next project meeting.

Working Groups

Interedition is organized in 4 Working Groups that are supported by a Management Committee. At the Birmingham Working Group meetings we intend to have the Working Groups cover the following:

Working Group 1, 'European Dimension'

Working Group 1 is concerned with gathering and disseminating information on digital scholarly edition creation and research as broadly as possible from the wider European Union domain. For the Birmingham meeting we hope that a number of interested partners will want to create a plan to produce:

  • an overview of existing surveys and studies on digital scholarly editing and interoperability
  • a list of key research organizations and researchers that should be consulted to further the aim of 'Interedition'
  • a list of key (virtual) research and organizational communities and channels through which Interedition should disseminate its ideas and results
  • a table of contents for an Interedition website

Working Group 2. 'Prototyping'

Working Group 2 will be committed to producing the proof-of-concept web services and tools accompanying the ideas and concepts that Interedition will develop. This Birmingham Working Group meeting will be aimed at:

  • defining the thematic functionality for the prototype(s) to be build in the 2008/2009 period
  • identifying the partners that want to build (parts) of the prototype(s)
  • designing a work plan for cooperative building of the prototype(s)

Working Group 3. 'Strategic IT recommendations'

Working Group 3 should be committed to providing the methodological and theoretical underpinnings for Interedition. Although the 'IT' in the naming of the Working Group might suggest otherwise, we specifically mean this Working Group to be the place where IT-experts listen to experts in scholarly editing. to be able to express the primary tasks involved in scholarly editing in technical functional requirements and specifications. In the Birmingham Working Group meeting we'd like to have this Working Group focus on the following:

  • primary tasks involved in the creation of scholarly editions
  • thematic use cases for digital infrastructure for the production of scholarly editions
  • thematic use cases for the reception or (intended) use of digital scholarly editions
  • a list of key benefits scholarly editors may derive from digital editions
  • a list of key benefits that users of editions may derive from digital editions

Working Group 4, 'Roadmap'

Working Group 4 will eventually produce the document called 'Roadmap for An Interoperable Supranational Infrastructure for Digital Scholarly Editing'. The sole objective of the Birmingham meeting for this Working Group is to come up with a concept table of contents for the document. The table of contents of the document will in all likelihood be subject to major changes over the years. However we intend this table of contents to be a gentle guideline for the progress of the project as a whole, and so it will probably shape the objectives and content of future meetings and workshops.