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Project Details

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Project Name: 
The Wandering Jew's Chronicle Digitisation Project
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Giles Bergel
Oxford participants: 
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Academic Services
  • Unit: Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
2009
End Date: 
not specified
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
OUCS; Bodleian Library, Oxford
Funder: 
British Academy Small Grants scheme; Lyell Research fund
Subject Area: 
English Language and Literature
Project Description: 

The Wandering Jew's Chronicle is a ballad published between 1634 and c.1820, surviving in 22 known copies of 15 editions, held in ten libraries in Britain and the USA. This project aims to deliver an archive containing high-quality surrogates and transcriptions linked to authoritative metadata, based on locally-hosted and remote resources.

The archive will display high-quality zoomable images of surrogates and will provide a parallel-text display of all surviving witnesses, together with textual critical and historical notes, based on TEI-P5 encoded transcriptions.

This project serves in part as a demonstrator for collation and parallel-display methods that the PI hopes to implement for larger collections of early printed broadside ballads.

ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
CollaborationCollaborative interactionTextual interaction (asynchronous)
Data CaptureImage capture2d Scanning and photography
Textual InputManual input and transcription
- -Text recognition
Data structuring and enhancementText EncodingLemmatisation
- -Text encoding - descriptive
- -Text encoding - presentational
- -Text encoding - referential
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:21
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk