This collection is distinctively poised between digital genres: with over 400 texts (approximately 11 million words), the collection is sizeable and well beyond the scope of a typical scholarly edition, but the level of detail and human attention represented in the encoding distinguishes it from typical large-scale text digitization efforts. Given such size and complexity, the management of error and inconsistency while encoding these texts in XML is a crucial task.
Julia Flanders is professor of the practice in the Northeastern University English Department and the Director of the Digital Scholarship Group, where she also directs the Women Writers Project and the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, and has served as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and chair of the TEI Consortium. With Fotis Jannidis, she is the co-editor of a forthcoming book titled "The Shape of Data," and with Neil Fraistat she is the co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. Her current research focuses on sustainable and ethical infrastructure for digital scholarship.