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Bibliographic References in Textus

[Textus](http://textusproject.org/) is the OKFN’s open source platform for working with collections of texts. It harnesses the power of semantic web technologies and delivers them in a simple and intuitive interface so that students, researchers and teachers can share and collaborate around collections of texts. Sites such as the upcoming [openphilosophy.org](http://openphilosophy.org/) and the existing [openshakespeare.org](http://openshakespeare.org/) contain […]

Prizewinning bid in ‘Inventare il Futuro’ Competition

By James Harriman-Smith and Primavera De Filippi On the 11th July, the Open Literature (now Open Humanities) mailing list got an email about a competition being run by the University of Bologna called ‘Inventare il Futuro’ or ‘Inventing the Future’. On the 28th October, Hvaing submitted an application on behalf of the OKF, we got […]

Forthcoming Series of Open Articles on Open Shakespeare

This is a cross-posting from Open Shakespeare to announce the culmination of a project run over the summer to encourage greater participation in the website and greater awareness of its goals of promoting open critical commentary. From Monday 12th September to Monday 10th October, Open Shakespeare will host a series of articles on the topic […]

Update: Text Camp: 13th August 2011

The Open Knowledge Foundation’s first ever Text Camp will be taking place this Saturday 13th August, thanks to JISC offering us the use of their meeting rooms in London. Details Where? Brettenham House, 9 Savoy Street, WC2E 7EG, London. – Meet outside ‘The Savoy Tup’ Pub, Savoy Street, at 10am to be guided to the […]

Announcing… Text Camp 2011

**The following post is from James Harriman-Smith, coordinator of the OKF’s [Open Literature Working Group](http://okfn.org/groups/open-literature-working-group), and Lecteur at the ENS de Lyon.** The OKF’s first ever ‘Text Camp’ hopes to bring together many different people, all interested in the relationship between digital technologies and literature, with a strong focus on the creation of open knowledge. […]

Open Shakespeare Annotation Sprint

***The following is a guest post by James Harriman-Smith who is coordinator of the [Open Shakespeare][] project.*** [Open Shakespeare]: http://openshakespeare.org/ **This weekend we’re holding the first [Open Shakespeare][] Annotation Sprint — participate and help change criticism forever!** We’ll be getting together online and in-person to collaborate on critically annotating a complete Shakespeare play with all […]

Open-Source Annotation Toolkit for Inline, Online Web Annotation

**This is a post by Rufus Pollock, a long-time Open Knowledge Foundation member and coordinator of the Open Shakespeare project.** We’ve been working on web-annotation — inline, online annotation of web texts — for [several years](/2006/12/19/web-based-annotation/). Our original motivation was to support annotation of texts in so we can collaboratively build up critical notes but […]

Latest Developments on Open Shakespeare (v0.8)

The last six months have seen significant developments on our Open Shakespeare project, many of which have are reflected on the website: The most major advance is the availability of new HTML and PDF editions of the texts, see, for example, these versions of Twelfth Night: * * We’ve also made improvements to multiview, cleaned […]

“Open Shakespeare Edition” Book Design

We’ve been thinking for a while that it would be a nice addition to the [Open Shakespeare project](http://www.openshakespeare.org/) to produce an “Open Shakespeare Edition” of the Bard’s works. By an ‘Edition’ we meant something designed as a book and suitable for printing: so an elegant title page, relevant front-matter, properly typeset text etc. This could […]

Shakespeare v0.6 Released

See which includes full installation instructions. We’ve also reorganized the sites so that the news/blog is here at and the Shakespeare package web interface is at . Main changes include: * Major refactoring of internal code to be cleaner and simpler * A new cleaner and reorganized web interface * Search support via Xapian: * […]