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HRIT-CaTT

Humanities Research Infrastructure and Tools (HRIT) is a project funded by an NEH Level II Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. It aims to develop an online open-source, collaborative, robust environment in which to aggregate, link or cross-reference, edit, and share vetted primary documentary texts--along with their scholarly enhancements, analyses, and commentaries, in the form of markup, annotation, keyword tagging, linking, etc. The result will be an ecology consisting of the infrastructure, online tools, and a model vetting system.

Mojulem is a content management framework designed to aid in the development, organization, and publication of digital humanities projects and digital knowledge sites. It has been designed as a modular framework with the option to add or remove plugins/modules as required on a project by project basis. It can also host multiple projects within a single installed framework, allowing easy division of content and structure. For example, it is possible to divide multiple novels per author into separate projects within an installed mojulem framework. Each project can then be treated either separately or collectively, allowing cross cataloguing, organization, searching and research of material as required. Mojulem also includes customizable organization of material using a project specific taxonomy structure. Each project can simply define and organize their content using their own specific taxonomy. Mojulem has been designed to conform, where possible or practical, with HRIT principles. Development of Mojulem is an ongoing project in itself, and each new test project adds further requirements.

CaTT (Collaborative Tagging Tool) is an online editor for scholarly editing, will be developed and published as a plugin/module for the Mojulem content management framework. It has been designed to allow an editor/editors to create or import plain or marked-up texts, and add standoff markup applied at character level. It will also include appropriate import and export capabilities to ensure interoperability. The CaTT editor requires special protocols for storage and rendering, but it is also capable of exporting text with embedded markup in standard formats, including TEI. The CaTT editor will join an existing set of tools for creating, manipulating, and rendering electronic surrogate archives and editions for literary texts. These tools already operate in Mojulem, as used in the Woolf Online Project.

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