The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing Passed Peer Review by Advanced Research Consortium (ARC)

On October 12, the Stainforth editors learned that we passed peer review by the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), and we are preparing the Stainforth data and website for ingestion in 18thConnect.org. It was a very big day, and we crazy proud. This project began in Special Collections in 2012, at CU-Boulder during my PhD, where I met … Continue reading The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing Passed Peer Review by Advanced Research Consortium (ARC)

Podcast Introduction to the Stainforth Project, “Collected, Catalogued, Counted”

Are you having the kind of day where instead of reading articles or books you would rather listen to three scholars on a podcast laugh and share data conundrums they have in common, all while recovering women’s book history? Or have you been longing for a conversational introduction to the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing … Continue reading Podcast Introduction to the Stainforth Project, “Collected, Catalogued, Counted”

New pub: “Locating Women’s Book History in The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing” in SEL 60.4 (Autumn 2020)

After a long production delay during this pandemic year, it’s here! Leuner, Kirstyn J. “Locating Women’s Book History in The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing.” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 60 no. 4, 2020*, p. 651-671. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/sel.2020.0026. *The Autumn 2020 issue was delayed due to the pandemic and released in Summer 2021. This … Continue reading New pub: “Locating Women’s Book History in The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing” in SEL 60.4 (Autumn 2020)

New pub: “Restoring Authority for Women Writers: Name Authority Records as Digital Recovery Scholarship” in HLQ 84.1 (Spring 2021)

I’m very happy to share that my essay, “Restoring Authority for Women Writers: Name Authority Records as Digital Recovery Scholarship,” now appears in Huntington Library Quarterly‘s special issue on Women in Book History, 1660-1830, edited by Betty Schellenberg and Michelle Levy. My section also features essays by Kandice Sharren and E. J. Clery, and our … Continue reading New pub: “Restoring Authority for Women Writers: Name Authority Records as Digital Recovery Scholarship” in HLQ 84.1 (Spring 2021)

Some Lessons from Counting Names, Person Records, and Short Person Records

In 2019-2020, we completed the project of counting the editions in the library catalog, and we concluded that there are 7,122 editions. This month, after completing a massive multi-year effort to editorially address every name in the catalog listed as an author, our most recent counts tell us that there are: 3320 names listed in … Continue reading Some Lessons from Counting Names, Person Records, and Short Person Records

Technical Description of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing

[Note: This post was originally published on January 18, 2020. It was updated significantly for peer review submission on August 14, 2020.]   The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing project is hosted on the DH server at Santa Clara University and uses PHP for its source code. The project is conceptually divided into two parts: … Continue reading Technical Description of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing

Dynamic Cross Reference Links in Catalog Browsing

On Wednesday February 19, the Stainforth project team added its newest data feature: dynamic cross-reference links in the “browse” view of the library catalog. The editors on this project include Danna D’Esopo, myself, and Chad Marks. There are 677 entries in the catalog that tell a user to go “See” another name or a title … Continue reading Dynamic Cross Reference Links in Catalog Browsing

The Stainforth Library, Project Development Recap 2018-19

[Reader, a warning: this is a draft – it will be refined and updated to be submitted with annual review materials by October 1. It is also a very long document, but it must be long in order to quantify and narrativize the different kinds of digital scholarship added to The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing this year and … Continue reading The Stainforth Library, Project Development Recap 2018-19

Of Strikethroughs, Double-strikethroughs, and Squiggles: The Editions Count

Our first count of the editions, volumes, and people mentioned in Stainforth’s library catalog yielded 7,726 editions (8,804 volumes) by 3,721 authors/editors/translators/etc, and this count was largely performed by Cayla Eagon, who was a PhD student at CU-Boulder at the time and a stellar editor – we miss having her on the team. Our first … Continue reading Of Strikethroughs, Double-strikethroughs, and Squiggles: The Editions Count

Sister co-authorship combined with cross-references = editorial pretzel

Below, I’ve pasted a Slack conversation between two Stainforth editors working on editing just one of the >1,000 Person records that we have made (one turned into two). I blog this to show the kind of thought, collaborative work, and time that editing person records for women writers requires. Maiden and married names are often … Continue reading Sister co-authorship combined with cross-references = editorial pretzel