[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?
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This is something that we've been thinking a lot about in relation to our
TEXTUS project  at the Open Knowledge Foundation .
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,
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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
> 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?
> 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
> 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:
> (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.
> Neven Jovanovic
> Zagreb, Hrvatska / Croatia
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