TEI: Ɛpsilon

Host: Cambridge University Library
ƐPSILON is a collaborative digital framework for nineteenth century letters of science being developed by the Darwin Correspondence Project in collaboration with Cambridge University Digital Library. It is an initial step in providing a technical infrastructure to allow us to start to recreate the complex world of nineteenth century correspondence, joining multiple collections for cross-searching. The initial launch of ƐPSILON features eight collections, accounting for 45,000 letters and reflecting a variety of source materials. The data of each project that contributes to ƐPSILON is converted into TEI P5 and served up in an XTF instance. So far we have incorporated a mix of active projects with long-standing digital editions, finished projects whose work has existed only in print, and metadata from correspondence catalogues. We hope ultimately to be able to host small deposits of letters from individual scholars as well as work from larger correspondence projects.
Elizabeth Smith, Associate Editor for Digital Development, els47@cam.ac.uk