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Publication . Article . 2021

The Global Medieval Sourcebook: Creating a Sustainable Digital Anthology of Medieval Texts and Translations

Mae Velloso-Lyons; Quinn Dombrowski; Kathryn Starkey;
Published: 01 Aug 2021 Journal: Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, volume 57, pages 193-216 (issn: 0037-1939, eissn: 1911-026X, Copyright policy )
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress)

This paper introduces the Global Medieval Sourcebook (GMS), an online repository of medieval texts and translations with an open network of contributors. Drawing on our experience developing and building this project in two phases over six years, we reflect on questions regarding editorial, curatorial, and translation practices, and on technical issues involved in the preparation, display, and preservation of texts for online publication. As an example of a scholar-led digital project, the trajectory of the GMS has broad relevance for scholars planning digital curation work of their own. In particular, it offers a salutary example of the infrastructural barriers to sustaining collaborative digital work and a possible model for preserving a concluded project.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Medieval literature Digital curation Digital humanities Classics Public humanities History


Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies

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