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Project Details

Project Name: 
Thomas Gray Archive
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Alexander Huber
Oxford participants: 
Alexander Huber (Main Contact); Emma Huber
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Academic Services
  • Unit: Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
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Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
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Subject Area: 
English Language and Literature
Project Description: 

The Thomas Gray Archive is a long-term research project dedicated to studying the life and work of eighteenth-century poet Thomas Gray (1716-1771). The Archive strives to preserve and to make accessible a comprehensive corpus of high-quality, electronic primary sources and secondary materials. By using open, interoperable standards and formats widely used in the digital humanities, the Archive offers a structured platform for scholarly communication and collaboration and is developing as a living forum with the discussions, annotations, and contributions shared by the scholarly community. The Thomas Gray Archive is a freely accessible, educational resource solely intended for teaching, research, and study. The Archive consists of two major sections: the Texts section and the Resources section. The former contains searchable electronic editions of Gray's complete poetry with critical apparatus and extensive collaborative commentary, selected prose works, a browsable calendar to Gray's complete correspondence, and a digital library of primary sources and audio-visual media. The latter section is comprised entirely of secondary materials, including a concordance, a finding aid to Gray MSS, criticism, a biographical sketch, an introductory chronological table of Gray's life and work, a glossary of names and terms, a select bibliography, a picture gallery, and links to related online resources.

ICT Methods: 
CollaborationResource sharing collaboration
Data CaptureTextual InputManual input and transcription
Data analysisText AnalysisIndexing
Data publishing and disseminationData and resource sharingPersonalisation
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingCataloguing and indexing
Text EncodingText encoding - descriptive
- -Text encoding - referential
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21/07/2017 10:37:41
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