Editors' Notes and Humanities Scholarship
The preparation of scholarly editions of historically important texts requires extensive expert research in the context of each document but much of the contextual material cannot be included in the eventual published volume and remains effectively inaccessible. We will report on "Editorial Practices and the Web", a two-year project supported by the Mellon Foundation to move the editors' notes into digital form and make them openly accessible. This is a joint project with the Emma Goldman Papers Project (Berkeley), the Margaret Sanger Papers Project (New York Univ.), The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project (Rutgers), and The Labadie Collection (University of Michigan). They all contribute to and use a shared environment using the Django web framework and Zotero which we will demonstrate. Our experience suggests a reconsideration of the relationship between scholarship and publication.