AEDit Frühe Neuzeit: Archive, Edition and Distribution Platform for Early Modern Texts

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In Co-operation with: Forschungsstelle für Personalschriften an der Philipps-Universität Marburg (Arbeitsstelle der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz), Forschungsprojekt „Controversia et Confessio“. Quellenedition zur Bekenntnisbildung und Konfessionalisierung 1548-1580 an der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Arbeitsstelle der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz), Projekt Deutsches Textarchiv (DTA) (Arbeitsstelle der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), Projekt „Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft“ – Die deutsche Akademie des 17. Jahrhunderts (Arbeitsstelle der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig)

The project aims to bring together in one common repository high-quality and reliable scientific texts as well as databases of text-based editing and Early Modern Studies projects which are based on texts and editions. It intends to offer long time storage and guarantees citability by using persistent identifiers ("trusted repository"). The documents will be catalogued, indexed, made searchable and presented in a basic format, which allows to re-use them via download and via defined interfaces ("Webservices").

In the initial phase a cooperative structure for document integration under principled autonomy of the sharers partners will be implemented. For this purpose, the existing infrastructure of the Wolfenbüttel Digital Library will be expanded, enabling authors or projects to work with a stable representation of their electronic editions of Early Modern texts on the HAB server. The reliable repository and open access publishing platform will be created according to the edition guideline developed by the HAB (based on XML/TEI-P5).

Joint project of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel:


Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Researcher: Anne Dickel
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