Since 2012 the Catalogue of Digital Editions has been gathering digital editions and texts in an attempt to survey and identify best practice in the field of digital scholarly editing. Analogous initiatives exist but don't provide the granular analysis of features necessary to better understand the rationale and methodology behind the creation of a digital edition. This Catalogue provides an accessible record of standards and building technologies used, and thus an insight into past and present projects.
Development on this web application began in 2016 and aims at delivering the Catalogue data in an interactive and user-friendly manner, allowing users to browse, search, filter and order projects around their research interests.
The Catalogue is growing and always seeks contributions. For instructions on how to submit a digital edition to the Catalogue, please visit the Documentation page of this site. Projects added will be exposed to 317 German libraries thanks to the Catalogue's integration into the German Library Network (DBIS).
April 2017 - The Catalogue of Digital Editions was added to the German Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS) for use in 317 libraries. DBIS was established at the University of Regensburg and is jointly funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the German Research Foundation (DFG). More information available here.
March-April 2017 - A survey entitled 'Expectations of Digital (Textual) Editions' is collecting information from the community about the needs of those who use digital editions. The results of the survey and details on how to cite it will be made available here after the survey's closing date.
February 2017 - The Catalogue of Digital Editions won third place in the DH Awards 2016 Best DH Data Visualization category.
September 2016 - The Catalogue of Digital Editions team presented the project at the 2016 TEI Conference in Vienna. Details about the conference and the book of abstracts are available here. The project poster can be viewed here.