[Humanist] 26.551 Juxta Commons online

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 551.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 15:55:43 -0500
        From: Andrew Stauffer <amstauff at gmail.com>
        Subject: Juxta Commons: online collation competition

The NINES  http://nines.org  team at the University of Virginia is pleased
to announce the beta version of Juxta Commons  http://juxtacommons.org ,
now up and running at http://juxtacommons.org

Free and open source, Juxta Commons  http://juxtacommons.org is an online
workspace for comparing multiple versions of a single textual work and
sharing visualizations of differences.

Many of you may already be familiar with Juxta as a desktop client for
textual collation: we have now moved it to the web, in order to allow for
easier use and rapid sharing and publication of your results.  To that end,
we are proposing a CHALLENGE:

CREATE and SHARE a collation set and get the MOST UNIQUE VIEWS in one
month.  You'll win a lovely Juxta Commons commuter coffee mug, plus fame
and glory.  We will be keeping track via analytics, and we will announce
the winner in early January.  Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ integration
should help you share your collation set, or you can simply forward the
shared URL to the world.  You can even embed your collation in a webpage or
blog posting to ensure more traffic!

For example, here is a Juxta Commons collation set comparing two versions
of the American Declaration of Independence:


Remember that we are still in beta and are particularly interested in
load-testing the site, so bear with us if you experience slow-downs.  You
can send us feedback and bug reports via our Google Group here:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/juxta-dev, or you
can send email to technologies at nines.org

You can find instructions on how to use Juxta Commons on the

Here is the announcement of the competition on the Juxta Software blog:

Good luck and thanks for your input!

Andrew Stauffer
Director, NINES (http://nines.org)
Department of English
University of Virginia

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