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Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing

eResearch tools to support the collaborative authoring and management of electronic scholarly editions


eResearch Australasia

emPowering eResearch, 28 Oct - 2 Nov 2012, Sydney

At eResearch Australasia Anna Gerber, who is the AustESE Senior Software Engineer, will be in the spotlight twice. Firstly she is presenting a paper jointly authored with Dr Roger Osborne and Prof Jane Hunter, AustESE: eResearch Tools to Support the Collaborative Authoring and Management of Electronic Scholarly Editions. Secondly she is co-facilitating a Workshop An Introduction to Linked Data with Ingrid Mason, Anne Cregan, and Conal Tuohy.

W3C Open Annotation Community Group Meeting

Core and extensions specifications, 18 & 19 September, Chicago

Annotation of text and images is one of the core competencies required by electronic scholarly editing systems. The AustESE project is fortunate to have project Steering Committee members Prof Paul Eggert and Prof Jane Hunter involved in the Open Annotation Collaboration project. Paul is a member of the Advisory Board and Jane is a Principle Investigator. Anna Gerber who is the Senior Software Engineer for AustESE is also an investigator.

Professor Jane Hunter and Anna Gerber will attend this meeting in Chicago.

THATCamp Brisbane

The Humanities and Technology Camp, August 25, 2012

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an international movement that provides opportunities for humanists and technologists of all skill levels to learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.

The Brisbane camp organizers were Anna Gerber and Roger Osborne who are both key members of the AustESE project team. Both Anna and Roger presented or chaired multiple sessions during the day. Desmond Schmidt who is a member of the AustESE steering committee presented on AustESE infrastructure.

book:logic Symposium 2012

Text Editing and Digital Culture, June 29, 2012, Perth

Papers at the 2012 book:logic Symposium, Text Editing and Digital Culture, investigated the promises and pitfalls of digital textuality, the changing role of the textual editor, and the intersections of textual studies and digital technologies within different cultures and literary traditions.

Prof Paul Eggert who is Chair of the AustESE Steering Committee, and Dr Roger Osborne who is an AustESE Steering Committee and Project Team member presented at this event.

Collaboration and Challenges in Digital Scholarly Editing

Digital Humanities Australasia (DHA) 2012, March 27, 2012, ANU

Led by: Professor Paul Eggert (Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales), Professor Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Dr Desmond Schmidt (Queensland University of Technology), Professor Jane Hunter (University of Queensland)

This workshop offers an introduction to some recent developments in what has now been two decades of efforts to create a sustaining digital environment and tools for the building of scholarly editions of literary, biblical and other works. Aims have evolved over the years but they include: providing archives of the documentary tradition of variant versions of works in textual and visual form, producing and displaying collations of the textual variation, and facilitating ongoing collaborative interpretation of the stored texts and images. The two presenters will report on alternative solutions that have been emerging: Desmond Schmidt, on 'XML-free Digital Editions' and Peter Robinson on 'Collaborative Models for Textual Editing'. Paul Eggert will introduce the workshop with some historical background and, after the coffee break, invite the two speakers to comment on one another's proposals, including the issue of the advantages and disadvantages for digital editions of TEI encoding.

The University of Queensland


Curtin University

University of Sydney



AustESE: Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing

The University of Queensland is proud to be in partnership with the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) project to create a unique opportunity to develop eResearch Tools that support the Collaborative Authoring and Management of Electronic Scholarly Editions. This project will benefit the Australian research community by providing an online research and publishing platform that contributes to the preservation and understanding of literary, classical, theological and philosophical texts that have shaped our cultural heritage.