In compliance with the standard guidelines, the documents were catalogued, indexed, made searchable and presented in a homogenised elementary format so as to be available to scholars for subsequent use via downloads and defined interfaces (‘web services’). In the initial phase, the cooperation partners provided high-quality source materials or edition-related documents they had in their holdings which could serve as examples for integration. The aim was to implement a cooperative structure for integrating documents while retaining the principle of independence for the participating institutions. With this in mind, the existing infrastructure of the Wolfenbütteler Digitale Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel Digital Library, WDB) was expanded so that authors or projects who want their electronic editions of early modern texts to have a stable presence on the HAB server can benefit from a trusted repository and an open-access publishing platform in line with the guidelines for editions developed by the HAB on the basis of XML/TEI-P5.
A cooperative project between the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and:
- Research Centre for Personal Texts at the Philipps-Universität Marburg – based at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)
- Research project: ‘“Controversia et Confessio” – Edition of sources on confessionalisation, 1548–1580’ – based at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)
- Project: ‘German Text Archive (DTA)’ – based at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW)
- Project: ‘“The Fruitbearing Society” – the German Academy of the 17th century’ – based at the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig (Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig)
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)
Project participant: Anne Dickel