Introduction to TEXTUS


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Introduction to TEXTUS

  1. 1. A collaboration between the Open Knowledge Foundation and Goldsmiths University funded by JISC
  2. 2. What is TEXTUS? TEXTUS is the evolution of many years of work at the Open Knowledge Foundation dedicated to building open-source platforms for accessing and collaborating around public domain texts in the humanities. It builds on projects such as
  3. 3. Why TEXTUS? • There are thousands of scattered electronic public domain texts online in places like Wikisource, Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg – they need to be brought together • Existing platforms for accessing these texts do not store high quality metadata that is useful for scholarly research • Most of the existing online public domain portals do not support user interaction and collaboration
  4. 4. will be
  5. 5. On you will be able to…
  6. 6. Read…
  7. 7. Read… • Seamless reading experience • Skip to sections you want through hyperlinked tables of contents • Display where you are in text • Allow you to bring up original scans
  8. 8. Annotate…
  9. 9. Annotate… • Basic annotation • Link sections to other parts of text or other resources • Translate sections using annotation
  10. 10. Search…
  11. 11. Search… • For an author • For a text • For a specific edition • For a given term across a collection of texts • For a given term across a set of annotations • For particular kinds of annotation
  12. 12. TEXTUS will enable you to… • Reliably cite electronic editions of texts using URLs – allowing you choose the format of your reference • Upload texts • Export your own annotated editions of texts • Create your own bibliographies and reading lists with links to freely available copies of those works
  13. 13. TEXTUS will allow you to do all these things and deliver them through a beautiful and simple interface.
  14. 14. What will look like?
  15. 15. Front page
  16. 16. Text view
  17. 17. Author View
  18. 18. List View
  19. 19. Get Involved! Are you a student or scholar working in the humanities? Test drive the BETA version, help us find interesting public domain resources online Are you a developer? Fork the code on GitHub, join the developer discussion, write import scripts Neither or these but still interested? Introduce yourself on the Open Humanities Discussion List and join the conversation!
  20. 20. Key Links • Blog: • Discussion list sign up: humanities • Developer discussion list: dev • Get stuck into the code: • Tweet: @TEXTUSproject • Email: sam.leon@okfn.org
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