Charts – Text Collections

The following diagrams are based on the reviews of all issues on Digital Text Collections
published to date.

At present, the sample is still too small to allow for significant insights. The data
from which these diagrams were generated has been extracted from the factsheets that
accompany each review at RIDE. You can download questionnaire-packages by issue or
a complete package of all issues here.

Can the text collection be identified in terms similar to traditional bibliographic
descriptions (title, responsible editors, institution, date(s) of publication, identifier/address)?

What is the purpose of the text collection?

What kind of research does the collection allow to conduct primarily?

How does the text collection classify itself (e.g. in its title or documentation)?

To which field(s) of research does the text collection contribute?

Are the principles and decisions regarding the design of the text collection, its
composition and the selection of texts documented?

What selection criteria have been chosen for the text collection?

Has the quality of the data (transcriptions, metadata, annotations, etc.) been checked?

Considering aims and methods of the text collection, how would you classify it further?

How are the textual sources represented in the digital collection?

In which basic format are the texts encoded?

Which standards for text encoding, metadata and annotation are used in the text collection?

Is the textual data accessible in a source format (e.g. XML, TXT)?

Can the entire raw data of the project be downloaded (as a whole)?

Are there technical interfaces which allow the reuse of the data of the text collection
in other contexts?

Does the text collection have a dedicated user interface?

Is the text collection Open Access?

Does the project provide information about institutional support for the curation
and sustainability of the text collection?


Published: Sep 2017

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