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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
Start Date: 
2000
End Date: 
ongoing
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
not specified
Funder: 
not specified
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: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
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
Last updated: 
21/07/2017 10:37:41
Updated by: 
bodl0153@ox.ac.uk