SECT: Sustaining the EEBO-TCP Corpus in Transition

SECT will carry out an investigation into the sustainability of the EEBO-TCP corpus and aims to develop strategies to secure a sustainable future for the collection.

Contact:

Dr Eric Meyer

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287218

Email: eric.meyer@oii.ox.ac.uk

Overview

SECT will carry out an investigation into the sustainability of the EEBO-TCP (Early English Books Online / Text Creation Partnership) corpus and aims to develop strategies to secure a sustainable future for the collection. The Bodleian is partnering with the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) to carry out a benchmarking study and subsequent analysis of EEBO-TCP, and will engage with stakeholders through interviews, workshops, and focus groups, in order to explore fully the various issues which will have a bearing on EEBO-TCP's sustainability.

Support

This project is supported by JISC under their Digital Preservation and Curation strand.

Sponsors

People

Project Lead

  • Michael Popham, Head of Digital Initiatives, Bodleian Library (Project Director)

Researchers

  • Dr Eric T. Meyer, Oxford Internet Institute

  • Judith Siefring, Bodleian Library (Project Manager)

Blog

  • Bodleian Digital Seminar Series

    SECT Project on 18 Nov 2013 11:51AM

    Readers of this blog may be interested in a free, open seminar [PDF] this week, organized by colleagues in BDLSS: Professor Greg Walker will talk on Performance as Research: Performing the Three Estates 5pm, Friday 22 November 2013 Room 2, Taylor [...]

  • Citing digital resources

    SECT Project on 25 Jun 2013 11:11AM

    Guest blogger Jonathan Blaney, Project Editor for British History Online, explains why, if we use digital resources, we should cite them: I work for British History Online, which is a digital library of historical sources relating to the British Isles. [...]

  • EEBO-TCP: Simplifying the study of Early Modern England for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    SECT Project on 13 Jun 2013 10:57AM

    For our first guest blog post, we’re delighted to introduce Troy Heffernan. Many of the EEBO-TCP’s advantages are clear. The benefits of having access to tens of thousands of rare and hard to find documents from anywhere in the world … [...]

  • Guest blog posts

    SECT Project on 13 Jun 2013 09:35AM

    The SECT project will be coming to a close at the end of July, and over the next few weeks we’ll be posting a series of guest blog posts looking at some of the themes which have emerged over the … Continue reading →

  • EEBO-TCP Impact Study

    SECT Project on 22 Mar 2013 13:43PM

    The JISC-funded SECT Impact Study on EEBO-TCP, carried out using the Oxford Internet Institute’s TIDSR toolkit (itself a JISC-funded initiative) has now been published online, and can be accessed via the OII’s TIDSR microsite [...]

  • EEBO-TCP user survey now closed

    SECT Project on 7 Dec 2012 11:13AM

    The EEBO-TCP user survey, set up to gather data for the SECT project, has now closed. Huge thanks to all who participated! Winners of the prize draw will be notified shortly.

  • Digital Citation Focus Group

    SECT Project on 7 Dec 2012 11:11AM

    The SECT project held, on the 20th November 2012, a focus group on digital citation in the Humanities. One of the areas of work emerging from SECT has been the problem of inadequate citation in digital humanities research. Researchers often fail … [...]

  • EEBO-TCP 2012 Conference Proceedings

    SECT Project on 7 Dec 2012 11:03AM

    On the 17th and 18th September 2012, the conference “Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies?”: The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012 was held in Oxford, co-hosted by SECT. The proceedings from this conference are now available [...]

  • EEBO-TCP User Survey

    SECT Project on 7 Aug 2012 16:04PM

    One of the aims of the SECT project is to formulate recommendations for the future curation of the EEBO-TCP corpus. It is vital that that these recommendations are user-driven and, therefore, we need to know how our users use our … Continue reading [...]

  • SECT Focus Group at DHOXSS

    SECT Project on 6 Jul 2012 13:05PM

    On Tuesday 3rd July, SECT held a focus group on EEBO-TCP and Sustainability at the DigitalHumanities@Oxford Summer School, held at Merton College in Oxford. Topics covered included the reputation and profile of EEBO-TCP, how EEBO-TCP holds up against [...]

  • SECT Workshop Report

    SECT Project on 18 May 2012 09:39AM

    A Summary Report [pdf] of the April 20th workshop on EEBO-TCP and sustainability is now available.

  • Sustainability Workshop

    SECT Project on 24 Apr 2012 12:03PM

    On Friday 20th April, we held a workshop on EEBO-TCP and sustainability at the Lincoln EPA Centre at the University of Oxford.  A group of 20 editors, academics, digital technology specialists, and JISC representatives discussed how EEBO-TCP is used in [...]

  • Introducing the SECT project

    SECT Project on 13 Apr 2012 10:54AM

    SECT: Sustaining the EEBO-TCP Corpus in Transition is an 18-month project, running from 1st February 2012 until 31st July 2013, funded by JISC under their Digital Preservation and Curation strand. SECT is based at the Bodleian Libraries, together with its [...]