Introduction by OpenMethods Editor (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra):
One of the major challenges in appropriately crediting DH projects is that the complexities, technical issues and methodological entailments of building digital scholarly objects often remain out of the scope of traditional peer review mechanisms that are rooted in print culture and pertain to research articles, book chapters or books.
The RIDE journal (the Review Journal of the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing) aims to offer a solution to such misalignment between scholarly workflows and their evaluation and provides a forum for the critical evaluation of the methodology of digital edition projects. This time, we have been cherry picking from their latest issue (Issue 11) dedicated to the evaluation and critical improvement of tools and environments.
Although it is worth to highlight the whole issue, our workflow is designed to republish individual pieces of content and therefore we chose to highlight the review of Ediarum, a toolbox developed for editors by the TELOTA initiative at the BBAW in Berlin to generate and annotate TEI-XML Data in German language. In his review, Andreas Mertgens touches upon issues regarding methodology and implementation, use cases, deployment and learning curve, Open Source, sustainability and extensibility of the tool, user interaction and GUI and of course a rich functional overview.
Click to the link below to learn for which research settings fit Ediarum the best!
Original source: Ediarum. A toolbox for editors and developers | RIDE