Team Stainforth just received a $3,000 award from the President’s Fund for the Humanities. The award will support the transcription of the Rev. Stainforth’s manuscript into our database. This populated database is the foundation of our digital archive project and it is a prerequisite step that enables further development of the visualizations that are some of our desired outcomes: the digital recreation of Stainforth’s library and mapping the networks of women writers’ publishers, printers, and subscribers, for the works held in the Stainforth library. The award will also fund a teacher (me) to train Stainforth team members in the fundamentals of TEI and to establish the archive’s encoding guidelines.
What better way to start Fall Break (or at least a work week in a quieter-than-usual library) than with such good news?