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  • Digital Repositories
  • Software Development
  • Digital Editions
  • Annotation
  • Static websites

Creating Annotated Editions from Repository Content


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11th International Conference on Open Repositories, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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These days, there is considerable interest in and activity around publishing digital scholarly editions online. However, far too many digital editions are created individually as unique “one-offs” or use technologies that will not be durable over the long-term. There is also a growing interest and momentum around annotation, thanks in part to the efforts and successes of hypothes.is. Readux addresses these interests and concerns in its new annotated edition export functionality. Readux provides digitized book repository content, pairing digitized facsimile images with searchable and selectable TEI-encoded text. Both text and page images are available for annotation with text, multimedia content, and tags. A volume in Readux can be exported with a user’s annotations to generate a customizable, open access annotated edition in the form of a Jekyll website. The use of Jekyll, which is a static site generator, provides a durable, future-proof website as well as built-in hosting through GitHub pages. This functionality makes previously digitized content available for engaged, public scholarship and teaching in a new way, and the combination of image and text is particularly valuable for visual content such as hymnbooks, yearbooks, and scrapbooks.

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This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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