Electronic Text Research at the University of Saskatchewan
Welcome to ETRUS
ETRUS is a research group at the University of Saskatchewan. Our members are faculty, students, and others, at the University of Saskatchewan and elsewhere, who are engaged in or interested in research on electronic text in any form.
Proposals are invited for the Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing
conference, to be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, from 11-13
July 2013. This conference comes at a critical inflection point in the
transformation of scholarly editing caused by the two massive shifts of
the digital revolution: the movement of all data into digital form and
the creation of new modes of collaboration. For the first: the creation
of massive amounts of data in digital form has already transformed the
basic materials of scholarly editing, while digital tools offer new
methods for exploration and publication. For the second: where scholarly
editing in the past has been typically the work of a single dedicated
scholar, the development of social media opens up the possibilities of
collaborative work across whole communities. These changes affect every
aspect of scholarly editing. This conference will explore the
theoretical, practical, and social implications of these changes.
Technology Week at the University of Saskatchewan includes a special session on ETRUS, November 1 Thursday, 2:30-4:00 pm, Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre), University of Saskatchewan. Please join ETRUS members Peter Robinson, Brent Nelson, Jon Bath, Richard Harris, Craig Harkema, Lisa Vargo, and possibly others as we tell the university community about our work.
The University Library at the U of S will host a special event on October 16, 2012 to showcase a new online portal that provides digital access to a breadth of Saskatchewan’s cultural resources and materials. As part of the Saskatchewan Multitype Digitization Initiative, cultural documents, artefacts, historical records, and First Nations and Métis materials, are being captured in digital form and housed on a central, searchable website for the benefit of students, researchers and public library users. This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Saskatchewan and a partnership between the University Library and the Saskatchewan Digital Alliance, made up of representatives from Saskatchewan Archives and libraries in the province.
Several ETRUS members (Jon Bath, Yin Liu, Peter Robinson, Barbara Bordalejo, Allison Muri, Catherine Nygren) sat around a table in the Digital Research Centre on 27 September and had all sorts of good ideas to make ETRUS even more valuable, even more exciting. Watch this space..
We are very pleased to welcome a new member, Lisa Smith of the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. Her area of research is the history of medicine in early modern England and France, and she is presently the project leader of Eighteenth-Century Medical Consultation Letters Online.
A number of ETRUS members will be presenting papers: Robert Imes, "Shared Features in the Production, Use, and Criticism of Print and Digital Editions" Brent Nelson, "The Textual Habitat: Environmentalism for a Better Textual World" Jon deTombe, "Ark-iving and Enciphering Markup in the Early Modern Collection" Yin Liu, "Appeal to the Public: Lessons from the Early History of the Oxford English Dictionary"
2012 April 2-9
Museum of Antiquities
University of Saskatchewan
ETRUS member Tricia Ashbee presents an exhibit on the Beauvais Missal. The U of S Special Collections has a leaf from this manuscript in its Ege collection, and the Ege Project has involved various ETRUS members.