Have you found a digitized source on the Internet you’d like to see produced into a digital edition for teaching, research, or public history? Have you digitized something in your own archival work that you’d like to share with a wider audience? Students can get involved as authors by taking HIST 207. We’re also open to other authors interested in publishing their documentary work.
You’re welcome to send us your ideas at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, our latest Call for Proposals—for new prototypes to be developed this Fall—just dropped. The deadline is September 12, 2022. An abstract of the call is below. You can find the full CFP (including proposal form) here.
Call for Proposals for SourceLab, Vol. 4.
Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2022 (for development during Fall 2022 semester)
SourceLab is digital documentary publishing initiative sponsored by the Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We train students to create reliable and free digital documentary editions of digitized historical sources, in response to the needs of teachers, researchers, and the public at large.
Our editions present these sources for scholarly use and historical interpretation. We describe each source’s origins, provenance, current archival location, and publication history. We investigate its copyright status, and provide reliable citations. We stabilize digitized materials in the online world, to help make sure they won’t go away. All of our editions are peer reviewed by our Editorial Board and outside reviewers, to ensure their accuracy and scholarship. They are published in our peer-reviewed series SourceLab as Open Educational Resources in collaboration with the Illinois Open Publishing Network.
Have you found a digitized source on the Internet you’d like to see produced into a digital edition for teaching, research, or public history? Have you digitized something in your own archival work that you’d like to share with a wider audience? Please let us know about it. We’re now seeking new projects for development by students this coming semester, as part of our course HIST 207: Digital Documentary Editing. We’d love to create an edition that suits your needs.
For more about the ambitions behind SourceLab’s founding in 2014, see our brochure, “SourceLab: An Idea.”