January 17, 2002

Emily Dickinson goes Open Source

Author: JT Smith

Open Source Schools writes: "Patrick Bryant is a rare hybrid: Software programmer and American Lit scholar. He's putting both of his traits to good work in his dissertation which will not only use free and open source software, which he will author, but also, going a step beyond venerable Project Gutenberg, Bryant will publish (on the Web) not only the original letters containing many of Emily Dickenson's poems (as images), but also the original transcriptions (images), their transcriptions in text and their concordance in sgml or xml, with links to other scholarly sources.

By carrying out this project, Bryant hopes "to establish a loose set of recommendations and protocols for how to create similar editions and make them inter-operable.""


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