[open-humanities] Open Shakespeare Paper

Sam Leon sam.leon at okfn.org
Fri Mar 9 18:06:24 UTC 2012

Dear James,

This looks amazing.

I would love to read the full version when/if you do write it up.

If you're interested there are some workshops that we'll be running in the
as part of 'Open GLAM' across Europe this year and we really need to have
our projects that work with open cultural content represented esp. at the
events where there is a Digital Humanities community present.

It would be great for you present this at one of them were you to turn it
into a full paper!


On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM, James Harriman-Smith <
open-shakespeare at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've just finished a short draft proposal for an article on Open
> Shakespeare. I intend to submit it to an upcoming Shakespeare Yearbook
> issue on digital Shakespeares, and it can be no longer than 200 words.
> Any feedback would be very welcome. (particularly, @Jonathan - do you
> have any tips for getting this kind of article accepted?)
> -------
> ***The Evolution of Shakespeare Texts Online: Readers and Users***
> In 1999, Darcy Dinucci announced the “first glimmerings of Web
> 2.0”.[1] Now, at a time when the internet is more  than ever what Tim
> Berners-Lee called the “Read/Write Web”, this paper asks how this
> broad shift in conceptions of the online medium has effected the
> presentation of Shakespeare’s texts in particular.[2]
> An analysis of four websites – Project Gutenberg (1971), the Internet
> Shakespeare Editions (ISE, 1999), Open Source Shakespeare (2003),  and
> Open Shakespeare (2007)– will form the backbone of my discussion.[3]
> To Project Gutenberg’s public domain texts, Open Source Shakespeare
> adds a concordance and other means with which the user can manipulate
> the work; like Gutenberg, the ISE project provides texts, but goes
> further with the addition of reputable, peer-reviewed annotations;
> like the ISE, Open Shakespeare also includes annotations, but these
> can be contributed by anyone, identifiably or anonymously.
> In each case, and with relation to questions of copyright, textual
> reliability, service usability, trustworthiness and more, I intend to
> show the limits and advantages of these online editions of
> Shakespeare. Beyond this, I will ask to what extent visitors to these
> websites are best characterised as users or readers; in other words,
> to what extent does the activity of reading still structure such
> online experience of Shakespeare’s texts?
> -------
> The original call for contributions here:
> http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/open-humanities/2012-February/000277.html
> Have a good weekend,
> James
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> Open Knowledge Foundation
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