On April 26, Lindsay Van Tine and Rachel Buurma from the Early Novels Database project team joined us at WORD LAB to talk about the project’s history and future. The END project is undergraduate-driven and works to create rich metadata for specific copies of early fictional works. They engage in 1) cataloging (data collection), 2) project development (data analysis), and are paid for their work. They have a “40/60 day” where they devote time to learning about the field and their work as well as engaging in END tasks. This post covers more detail about the project as well as examples of student activities and Q&A. Continue reading April 26, 2016 WORD LAB – END Team
Beth Seltzer is a library postdoc at Penn Libraries, who works with Victorian detective fiction and is a recent Temple University Grad. You can find her on Twitter: @beth_seltzer. Her title is ‘Drood Resuscitated’!
The presentation is on her work on Charles Dickens’s last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which was serialized until and just a little after his death because he had written a few more installments before he died. Many unanswered questions at the end of the book, including about the characters and whether it was even going to be a detective novel in the first place.