Contributing your collection

We are happy to consider incorporating metadata or transcriptions of letters, from anywhere in the world and in any language, that fall broadly within the 19th century and are concerned with any branch of science, broadly defined.

Contributions may come from

  • Ongoing editorial projects
  • Completed print editions
  • Individual researchers
  • Archive catalogues
  • Orphaned datasets
  • Completed and ongoing born-digital projects

We can take metadata on its own or with letter transcriptions in a variety of formats. It is mapped to TEI P5 XML encoding using the metadata exchange element set to be indexed for Ɛpsilon. TEI XML is a widely recognised and supported markup standard for long-term preservation and interoperability of historical text. Please see Technical details for more information. Advice on conversion and on using XML as an editing format is available. Search is powered by XTF, an open source tool.