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This is a presentation for a class in digital libraries. I wanted to present a DL intended for scholarly use and electronic tools for notation.

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  • 1. Shakespeare Quarto Archives

2. Scholarly Digital Libraries Provides online access across geographicalboundaries Open access of freely available Furnishes materials held in various locations Supplies primary sources for a scholar, educator,student Images captured in high resolution Text transcribed and fully searchable Video may be primary sources or tutorial 3. Shakespeare Quartos Archive Intended audience Literary scholars Theatre professionals actors, directors, playwrights University students Educators 4. Value of Quartos No manuscripts survive Quartos are earliest extant copies fromShakespeares lifetime (1567-1616) They show what Shakespeare probably wrote About half of Shakespeares plays printed asquartos Quarto refers to the format or paper folding and leaves Formats include: folio, quarto, octavo, duodecimo 5. Uses of Shakespeare Archive Quartos are dispersed throughout the world Archive provides central point of accessing 32quartos Scholars and researchers need to examine differenteditions for variations in text Archive provides electronic tools to analyze text Scholars need annotations and marginalia 6. Tools Enable Comparison between two or more texts Images of pages can be cropped and resized forstudy Search feature allows users to search across alleditions Cue lines rendered in blue for staging prompts Site provides tools for notes, labels, and exhibitions 7. Examples of Functionality Select a library 8. Multiple Editions, Locations1603 Edition, British Library 9. Multiple Editions, Locations1637 Edition, National Library of Scotland 10. Compare Editions, CopiesBritish Library, 1603 and Huntington Library, 1603 11. Compare Editions, CopiesBritish Library, 1603; Huntington, 1603; Folger,1604 12. Textual ComparisonBritish Library, 1603 and British Library, 1605 Highlight indicates difference intext 13. Zoom and DetailsBritish Library, 1603 -- Zoom and Bleeding Ink 14. Zoom and NotesBritish Library, 1603 and Annotations 15. Search Across Texts Huntington, 1604; Search Across All Texts 16. Cue Lines -- Actors, DirectorsBritish Library, 1603; Cue Lines 17. Notation FeaturesBodleian Library 1622, Note with Label 18. Annotation, Print ViewExample of notes about possible printers errors as reason forvariation 19. Digitization, Administrative Data Location of encoding British Library and Folger Library 20. Thank you!Florence Paisey, Spring 2012