EE Publishing platform
A complete born-digital publication workflow
The Electronic Enlightenment Project provides a complete, digital publishing environment for both derivative and born-digital editions of correspondence. This solution is backed by nearly 15 years scholarly experience in the exploration, analysis, editing and publication of multilingual correspondences across a broad range of dates and locations. This makes publication in EEP the best academic and technical solution available anywhere.
EEP publication offers a number of possible, digital opportunities for editors:
- Integration of the born-digital edition into EE’s historical network of correspondences — the primary resource — which is continuously updated and enriched following best editorial practice.
- Possible eBook publication of selected materials.
- Digital provision of selected materials for submission print publication (with external provider).
Publication through EEP offers a digital-correspondence solution for any sized collection, from a single letter to thousands of letters, covering any geographic location or time period.
Publishing a born-digital edition in EE
An EEP born-digital edition starts with a copy of eeRoundTrip, a Word template system allowing editors to benefit from EEP’s workflow:
- Contributors provide content in styled Word files with simple tables for metadata.
- EE processes the data and imports it into its editing database.
- Letters, lives, critical apparatus & metadata are checked and standardized.
- These are then interwoven into the complex fabric of EE.
- After further checking, the entire collection — now including the new born-digital edition — is published live on www.e-enlightenment.com.
One of the key things to remember regarding publishing in EE is our updating and development programme, which continues to enrich the born-digital edition within the context of the entire historical social network.
Additional EE-digital offerings
EE can provide keyed/transcribed content as digital files to the contributor.
On a for-cost basis, EE can produce a downloadable eBook anthology of selected content, chosen by the editors, which could contain relevant biographies along with the selected letters (with or without critical apparatus), along with an index to people and letters (by name and date respectively).
The contributor may provide an introductory essay to the collection, or a connecting narrative as part of the eBook. Digital files will be provided in two common eBook formats: ePub and Mobipocket (compatible with Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle respectively).
— Dr Robert V. McNamee
Director, Electronic Enlightenment Project