Digital Publication Grant Winners

Bucknell University                                                                                                                      "REED London: Creating Collaborative Environments for Editorial Publication"          $99,000/1 Year                                                                                                                             REED London, a partnership between the Records of Early English Drama (REED) the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC), and supported by Bucknell University, is building a stable, extensible editorial production and publication environment that will create new possibilities for scholarly collaboration and presentation of London-centric archival materials gathered from legal, ecclesiastical, civic, political, and personal sources spanning the period 1100-1642.

Kentucky Historical Society                                                                                                   Nineteenth Century Digital Cooperative                                                                                        $90,000/1 Year                                                                                                                           The Nineteenth Century Digital Cooperative (NCDC) seeks cooperative, innovative ways to populate classrooms, historiography, and digital documentary editions with more and more diverse historical actors. Three editing projects grouped thematically around the era of sectional conflict will explore ways to share biographical records of individuals mentioned in their documents. The NCDC intends to enhance intellectual access for users across editions while also working collaboratively to reduce the time and labor costs of that access for individual projects.

Massachusetts Historical Society                                                                                                  A 21st-Century Digital Platform for 19th-Century Analog Content                                $62,000/1 Year                                                                                                                             The Massachusetts Historical Society will host a collaboration of four digital editions that demonstrate shifts in American thought and culture from 1789 to 1914, offering new avenues of inquiry into the culture of change that permeated American society during the period. The digital editions cluster includes the writings of statesman John Quincy Adams; jurist Roger Brooke Taney; author Catharine Maria Sedgwick; and chemist Ellen Swallow Richards.

Stanford University                                                                                                                         Modern African American Freedom Struggle Digital Publishing Cooperative           $100,000/1 Year                                                                                                                             This cooperative brings together three long-standing documentary editing projects: The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr. and of the NAACP Washington Bureau, and the Howard Thurman Papers Project, with the help of Stanford University Libraries, to plan a digital publication platform centered around collaborative thematic digital archives in modern African American history.

Texas A&M University                                                                                                      ARCScholar: A Digital Publishing Cooperative                                                                       $75,000/13 Months                                                                                                                Situated within the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), the ARCScholar Publishing Cooperative will gather together digital editions and publishers of those digital editions to figure out ways that we can share tools, submit editions to libraries for archiving, and maximize their findability. Grant tenure will allow us to form the Cooperative’s governance structure. Participants include Romantic Circles, the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, TextLab, and Just Teach One of the American Antiquarian Society.

University of California Santa Cruz                                                                                Scholarship in 3D Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative                                                  $100,000/1 Year                                                                                                            Scholarship in 3D, a cooperative across several institutions of higher education will work to harness the expertise of university presses, digital humanities centers, and professional organizations, as it strategizes to provide new forms of academic publishing with respect to digital scholarship.  It will reimagine the online publishing of digital editions integrating 3D with traditional narrative and multimedia, while creating and disseminating academic publishing editions that showcase rich annotation and deep explanation integrated with interactive 3D content.

University of Virginia                                                                                                                   University of Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative: Developing Infrastructures for the Creation, Publication, and Discovery of Digital Scholarly Editions and Projects  $100,000/1 Year                                                                                                                                               This cooperative brings together projects representing the best practices of traditional documentary editing, federated approaches to digital editing workflows, and editing of multimedia resources.  The team will address several issues—technology; shared technical/editorial expertise and technical infrastructure; editorial methodology and workflow; communities of users; identifying/incorporating resources; and cost models/sustainability—resulting in implementation plans to make digital editing and publishing accessible to a larger community of projects, thus bringing new voices into the historical conversation. 

Wheaton College                                                                                                                          Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative for Historical Accounts (DEPCHA)                  $100,000/1 Year                                                                                                                            The Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative for Historical Accounts would offer publication and access services for historical accounting records. Editors would be able to upload their transcriptions from multiple formats—Excel, Drupal, XML/TEI—without needing encoding expertise. As outputs, it would offer visualizations including price timelines, commodity pie charts, and network diagrams for export to editors’ websites. The hosted data would also be converted to Resource Definition Framework (RDF) for discoverability and reuse by other researchers.

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                               $726,000​