Why is it important to create digital editions for old manuscripts? How do you do it? What is the final product? How many steps will it take? What do you need to learn? HTML? TEI? PDFs? Is support available?
We (Connie Janiga-Perkins and Mary Alexander) would like to share ideas about how to best approach these kinds of projects and discuss the considerations involved. We are happy to show parts of our project-in-progress, Digital Edition of Jeronima Nava y Saavedra’s Vida (1669-1727), as a jumping-off point (lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities/jnysvida). One of our biggest issues has been deciding how much to footnote and how much to “leave” as the author wrote it.
We would love to hear about your digital edition ideas, success, and challenges!