• Reliable Witnesses: Integrating Multimedia, Distributed Electronic Textual Editions into Library Collections

    Project Director(s):
    H. Lewis Ulman
    Author(s):
    Morag Boyd, Amy McCrory, Melanie Schlosser, H. Lewis Ulman
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Library and information science
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Ohio State University Research Foundation
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WS9J
    Abstract:
    The Reliable Witnesses project addresses current vulnerabilities of distributed electronic textual editions and integrates such projects into library collections through workflows for acquisition, description, and preservation. Electronic editions of unique manuscript materials represent an important part of our cultural heritage, providing access to materials otherwise inaccessible to most users, serving as incubators for cutting-edge scholarship, and providing a platform for technological innovation. However, e-text projects frequently employ infrastructures from a variety of resources, and such innovative, distributed designs can result in projects that are not easily integrated into library collections, which consist primarily of traditional print and subscription digital resources. The Reliable Witnesses project will result in local best practices for meeting these challenges as well as a generalized life-cycle model that other institutions can adapt to their needs.
    Notes:
    Development of strategies for integrating distributed electronic editions and digital projects into library collections, with attention to matters relating to acquisition, description, and preservation of these materials.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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