National Historical Publications & Records Commission

University of Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative

Led by the Center for Digital Editing and the University of Virginia Press, the University of Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative brings together projects representing the best practices of traditional documentary editing, federated approaches to digital editing workflows, and editing of multimedia resources.  Participants in the proposed cooperative include: the Papers of George Washington, the Papers of James Madison, the John Dickinson Writings project, the Papers of James Monroe, the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen, the Dolley Madison Digital Edition, the Washington Family Papers projects, the Founding Women project, the Papers of Woodrow Wilson, and the Presidential Recordings program.

During the planning year, the team will address several issues—technology; shared technical/editorial expertise and technical infrastructure; editorial methodology and workflow; communities of users; identifying/incorporating resources; and cost models/sustainability—resulting in implementation plans to make digital editing and publishing accessible to a larger community of projects, thus bringing new voices into the historical conversation. 

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