Unlocking Digital Texts Workshop

A key challenge faced by digital text projects is encouraging cultural institutions, researchers and the wider public to reuse and build upon their resources. One of the chief impediments has been that texts are produced and stored in formats that are hard to reuse. The AHRC/NEH project Unlocking Digital Texts aims to rectify this situation by defining an interoperable text framework for accessing and delivering textual resources that are both readable by humans and also machine-friendly for computational analysis. This workshop discusses the BDMP (Beckett Digital Manuscript Project) as a test case to try and demonstrate UDT's strengths.