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The Counts Project: Process and Methodology (2019-2020, Completed)

As part of my position as a Research Assistant on The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing project, I was tasked with updating our understanding of the size of the library by way of counting the number of different editions that are in the Stainforth library catalog, which records the thousands of titles and author names … Continue reading The Counts Project: Process and Methodology (2019-2020, Completed)

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

Technical Description of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing

The heart of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing is the searchable scholarly digital edition of his library catalog published on our website. Beginning in 2013, editors transcribed each page of the 746-page catalog in shared Google Sheets, edited transcriptions, and lightly encoded them in XML following TEI P5 guidelines. Because nearly all catalog entries … Continue reading Technical Description of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing

Welcome To Team Stainforth, Dr. Kate Ozment!

Big news, folks: Team Stainforth is over the moon to welcome Kate Ozment (Cal Poly Pomona) as a new General Editor of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing. Kate brings her DH experience co-editing the Women in Book History Bibliography (with Cait Coker) and expertise in Early Modern English literature with emphases on gender studies, … Continue reading Welcome To Team Stainforth, Dr. Kate Ozment!

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

Map of Publication Places in the Library Catalog

Go to http://stainforth.org to play with the map. Click on red clusters to discover and recover women’s writing between 1546 and 1866. When you zoom in all the way, each bubble contains a unique edition (author, title, year, publisher, printer, etc.) and also points you to the page and line number where you can find … Continue reading Map of Publication Places in the Library Catalog

Stainforth Projects by Danna D’Esopo and Leah Senatro at the 2019 DH Student Showcase

On Thursday June 6th, two of my students presented work in our end-of-year DH student showcase. The showcase took place in Archives and Special Collections, and it was organized by Amy Lueck (English), Michelle Burnham (English), and Nadia Nasr (SCU Library). It was the 3rd annual showcase of its kind, and Michelle reports that each … Continue reading Stainforth Projects by Danna D’Esopo and Leah Senatro at the 2019 DH Student Showcase

Guest lecture @ SJSU, #bigger6 graduate seminar, with activities

Last evening (4/11/19), I had the pleasure of guest lecturing in Prof. Katherine D. Harris’s graduate seminar, “#Bigger6: Decolonizing British Romantic Literature (1775-1835) through Print Culture” (ENGL 232, SJSU), from 7-8:30pm. My presentation had two parts. First, I gave a 45-minute lecture on the Stainforth library and its potential as #bigger6 activism, or the broadening … Continue reading Guest lecture @ SJSU, #bigger6 graduate seminar, with activities