Digital Resources and Tools Used to Build

The Elizabeth Gaskell Journal: Digital Edition

Digital Tools

Oxygen Editor
The digital edition and webpages were all built using the Oxygen XML Editor, now in version 22.0.
The Elizabeth Gaskell Journal: Digital Edition is version controlled through a GitHub repository. GitHub tracks the changes made in the project code and maintains a record of them, and allows the creation of branches that protect the master copy until changes are ready to be committed.
Adobe XD
I used Adobe XD to build a wireframe of the project before building the website.
IIIF: International Image Interoperability Frameworks
I am grateful to the Brotherton Special Collections, whose investment in the long-term availability and sustainability of the manuscript, currently in their possession, produced the IIIF images which the edition imports. IIIF (recently emended to IxIF to allow flexibility in promoting openness for multiple media formats) makes images available using a universal API (application programming interface), which locates the files at a persistent link.
Through the assistance of professionals at the MSU Library, I will use Archive-It to store a version of the site at the time of its submission for my doctoral degree.

Training in Digital Editing Methods:

Digital Mitford Coding School
I attended the 2016 Digital Mitford Codign School, where I learned TEI XML and related technologies through working closely with the editors on the project. Digital Mitford Coding School is an annual event, and after a temporary hiatus, will be offered again beginning in the summer of 2021.
The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, 2018
In the early stages of preparing this edition, I attended the 2018 Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents in Olympia, Washington. The Association of Documentary Editing (ADE) and The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC sponsored an annual Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, fondly known by participants as "Camp Edit". The Institute is an "" five-day workshop for individuals new to historical documentary editing," wherein "Experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles of their field and insight into the realities of their work." In addition to the Institute, the ADE also publishes Documentary Editing, an annual journal offering digital editions and articles on "documentary and textual editing".
Michigan State University Digital Humanities Program
DH@MSU is a collection of interdisciplinary scholars working in the Digital Humanities.

Resources for Digital Editors:

RIDE: Review Journal for Digital Editions and Resources
RIDE is "a review journal for digital editions and resources."
MLA Guidelines for Evaluating Work in the Digital Humanities
The Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media produced by the MLA help scholars and departments to consider how best to evaluate digital scholarship.