In honor of Open Access Week, and motivated by a recent mock keynote debate, “A Matter of Scale,” presented by Matt Jockers and Julia Flanders as part of the Boston Area Days of Digital Humanities Conference, I present for exploration, re-use and re-mixing outside of their native interfaces TEI (P4 & P5) and plain text files of the following e-text collections published by the Indiana University (IU) Libraries:
- Indiana Magazine of History, one the nation’s oldest scholarly historical journal, 1905-2011 (TEI P4)
- Victorian Women Writers Project, 1830-1929 (TEI P5)
- Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1850-1929 (TEI Lite P4)
- Brevier Legislative Reports, transcripts from Indiana State Legislature, 1858-1887 (TEI P5)
- Wright American Fiction,1851-1875 (TEI P5)
These files are made available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0) license and can be downloaded or forked from githib, https://github.com/iulibdcs/tei_text, which includes a detailed readme file that you should, um, read, about this initiative.
I encourage you to share your uses (intended, past, and future) of this data on our repository’s wiki space: <https://github.com/iulibdcs/tei_text/wiki> so we can track your magic.
Michelle Dalmau, Interim Head
Digital Collections Services
Herman B Wells Library
1320 East 10th Street, Rm W501
Bloomington, Indiana 47405