[Humanist] 26.538 URIs for classics

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Dec 1 10:26:15 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 538.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:12:52 +0100
        From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
        Subject: Re:  26.529 URIs for classics?
        In-Reply-To: <20121129095714.E1E315EDB at digitalhumanities.org>

Hi Neven,

This is something that we've been thinking a lot about in relation to our
TEXTUS project [1] at the Open Knowledge Foundation [2].

I've also written several pieces about some of the problems and issues that
I've experienced as a humanities researcher here:


I'd love to hear more about what others have done in this area!

All the best,


[1] See: http://textusproject.org/ and
[2] http://okfn.org/

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On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 529.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                               www.dhhumanist.org/
>                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>         Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:30:44 +0100
>         From: Neven_Jovanović <filologanoga at gmail.com>
>         Subject: URIs for classics?
> Hello,
> a question on a digital humanities related list -- it was about
> pointing to precise line, scene, and act of Shakespeare's plays
> somewhere on the internet -- got me thinking about "canonical" digital
> versions of classical works in WWW.
> What versions of the Bible, Dante, Goethe, Montaigne, Cervantes do you
> know of, that have a system, or a scheme, enabling us to refer to
> their passages from the outside? That make possible e. g. to let a
> quotation in one text refer to a reliable manifestation of its source,
> or to refer our students, or our readers, to a digital source of a
> quotation we give them (e. g. in teaching materials published on the
> internet).
> Yes, I am aware that the "canonicality" of such a source would in many
> aspects be a chimera, as well as its "reliably manifesting" a source.
> But still, it would be nice to know that people have made their
> digital editions URI-referrable.
> I know that something along these lines exists for e. g. ancient Greek
> and Latin literature, as "Citation URIs" and "Citation URNs" for
> Perseus Digital Library texts. And the Internet Shakespeare Editions
> by the University of Victoria have also been mentioned; this
> publication enables precise ponters such as:
> http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/Texts/Ham/EM/scene/3.2#tln-1855
> (even though I couldn't find the documentation for this feature on
> their site).
> But I don't know about other important authors and works.
> Best,
> Neven
> Neven Jovanovic
> Zagreb, Hrvatska / Croatia
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