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HD-51488-11

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Walter Andrews (Project Director: 03/02/2011 to present)

The Svoboda Diaries Project: From Digital Text to "New Book"

The development of a new publishing model for on-demand publication for scholarly editions, using a collection of personal diaries from 19th century Iraq.

Based on its work with a large corpus of personal diaries from 19th century Iraq, the project will develop and test a process for the simultaneous web and print-on-demand publication of texts and transcriptions of original manuscripts with annotation, indexing, translation, images, etc. in complex scripts [l-r and r-l, English and Arabic, in our case]. This process, involves a re-thinking of "the book" that will use digital and new-media resources to combine the functions of traditional print publication, including editing, book design, printing, advertising, and distribution with web-based publication and produce, in house, a low-cost printed book supported by a wide array of web-based materials. Moreover, the "book" (both web and print) will flow directly from a richly tagged TEI-compatible XML text prepared for scholarly investigation, and be capable of continuous regeneration from up-dated and enriched versions.

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Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern History

Program:
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$48,913 (approved)
$48,356 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2012