[open-humanities] Open Literature Bulletin: Book Review and WOTD

James Harriman-Smith open-shakespeare at okfn.org
Sat Nov 5 13:21:21 UTC 2011

Dear All,

New word of the day on misgivings and apocalypses:

Have received and read *The Shakespeare Thefts*, which documents various
anecdotes about the creation of this:
http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=278591. First thoughts:

- Rasmussen has many interesting tales about how difficult it is to obtain
information about Folios, then publishes all his data in a 908-page
dead-paper, £250 book.
-- Does anyone know if he's thinking about making this data public, or at
least available in electronic format? Which format could he use? TEI?

- A whole book of anecdotes, inevitably perhaps, lacks coherence. Although
the fates of some Folios are so strange you couldn't make them up, you kind
of miss the neat tales of a complete, made up, story.

Have a good weekend,


James Harriman-Smith
Open Literature Working Group Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: james.harriman.smith
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