[open-literature] [open-humanities] Open Correspondence site updates

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Mar 7 09:23:42 UTC 2011

This is great Iain! Fantastic to see this progressing.

Would you be prepared to write a short blog post to this effect for
humanities.okfn.org - summarising what it is you're doing, and why it
might be useful to people?

Also I am about to start looking into putting some of Johann Georg
Hamann's correspondence online [1], with a view to doing some
collaborative translation, and (much needed!) annotation. I wonder
whether we could say something about the instances in which the Open
Correspondence software might be able to yield interesting results?
E.g. would it be interesting to see this for the correspondence I
have? If so, what data do I need in what form? Will blog about the
project (and the broader 'Open Philosophy' umbrella) soon...

All the best,


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Georg_Hamann

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:12 PM, print.crimes
<print.crimes at yatterings.com> wrote:
> Evening,
> Apologies for cross-posting.
> I've just updated the Open Correspondence site with some additions.
> * additional fields in the RDF endpoint.  I still need to do some major work
> to JSON and XML which I hope to do for the next update.
> * a basic text search
> * a basic set of geographic data in the collection
> * better linking from the letters to the correspondent and geographical data
> (NB it is still incomplete)
> * some mapping with Open Layers javascript.
> * a Simile timeline (which is a bit slow at the moment).
> Following a conversation regarding APIs on Open Shakespeare, I'm starting
> work on an API for mining the letters for some data. It might also show any
> other areas which need work. I think that this is also going to involve
> checking the site against the Pedantic Web suggestions and working on some
> of those.
> Is there an open bibliographic service  which can be queried to get better
> book publication data for nineteenth century publications? Alternatively is
> there a data set where I can start creating one for present and possible
> future needs?
> I'd be grateful for any comments, suggestions or wishes for the site either
> on list or directly back to this mail.
> Thanks,
> Iain
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Jonathan Gray

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