[open-humanities] Help needed finding electronic editions of public domain philosophy texts

Sam Leon sam.leon at okfn.org
Fri Feb 3 15:49:32 GMT 2012


Hi Phillipe,

Interesting. We will be using the Annotator <http://annotateit.org/> for
annotation as it's a project that many at the Open Knowledge Foundation
have been involved in. If you're particularly interested in annotation
tools and sharing ideas about them, I would suggest that you join the dedicated
mailing list <http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/annotator-dev>.

It would be *amazing* if you fancied helping on the content side. Do update
the spreadsheet I sent round if you get a chance. I'm really interested to
see the public domain philosophy texts people find links to!

All the best,

Sam

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:17 AM, Philippe Aigrain <
philippe.aigrain at sopinspace.com> wrote:

> Hi Sam,
>
> I am very interested in your project, because of its contents but also
> through the collaborative annotation side, as my company develops and
> operates the free software on-line text annotation software co-ment and
> this type of project is among our key application domains.
>
> What are you planning to use for text annotation? You can see a recent
> example of use of co-ment for annotating large texts in the site put in
> place for my book "Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age"
> released yesterday (!) by Amsterdam University Press:
> www.sharing-thebook.com/content/comment
>
> Best,
>
> Philippe Aigrain
>
> Le 02/02/2012 08:08, Sam Leon a écrit :
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I'm currently putting together a list of digital plain text editions of
> > *well-know philosophical texts* that will be the initial material to be
> > featured on Open Philosophy
> > <http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/> [1],
> > the first instance of TEXTUS [2] a platform that will enable users to
> > work with, share and collaboratively annotate collections of public
> > domain texts.
> >
> > It would be a great help if I could have other people's input on this.
> > Currently we're working on a Google spreadsheet that can be found here
> > <
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c>
> [3].
> >
> > If you have a moment and you're interested in helping, we need people to:
> >
> > (a) Add new (public domain) philosophy texts they think should be
> > featured there with links to digital editions (eg from Wikisource
> > <http://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page> or Project Gutenberg
> > <http://www.gutenberg.org/>);
> > (b) Unpack the URLs for the Wikisource entries for the authors into the
> > texts themselves.
> >
> > At the moment, we're focussing on *texts in their original language *and
> > trying to get *plain text *versions from Project Gutenberg or Wikisource
> > rather than page scans found on the Internet Archive.
> >
> > If any of this is unclear to anyone who wants to get involved just give
> > me a shout and we can chat on Skype or clarify things via email.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sam
> >
> > [1] http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/
> > [2] TEXTUS project webpage: http://textusproject.org TEXTUS project
> > Wiki: http://wiki.okfn.org/Projects/Textus
> > [3]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c&pli=1#gid=0
> > <
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c&pli=1#gid=0
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sam Leon
> > Community Coordinator
> > Open Knowledge Foundation
> > http://okfn.org/
> > Skype: samedleon
> >
> >
> >
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Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
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