Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mark Twain Project

Mark Twain Project [ ] - Mark Twain knew plenty about crafting a great narrative, but things like metadata encoding and primary user functionality were a bit before his time. Fortunately, all of these important tools of modern digital archive work and information science are put to their best use within this very comprehensive site. Dedicated to providing access to more than four decades' worth of archival research by editors at the Mark Twain Project, this site provides access to thousands of his letters and other writings. The ultimate goal of the Project is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Twain wrote. It's a very ambitious goal, and one that draws on the collaborative strengths of the California Digital Library, the University of California Press, and The Bancroft Project. What is equally impressive is the Project's user guide, which walks users through all of the many search options available to them. Additionally, visitors can also use the "My Citations" option to automatically generate standardized citations for future reference. Over the coming months and years, additional works will be added to the archive, including "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Roughing It". >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

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