Alexander Street Expands Partnership with NINES to Include The Romantic Era Redefined
ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 9, 2010—In an ongoing effort to improve scholarly access to digital humanities resources, Alexander Street Press has partnered with The Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES) and its sister organization, 18thConnect: Eighteenth-Century Scholarship Online, to enable cross-search access to all relevant eighteenth- and nineteenth-century content from Alexander Street online collections, including, most recently, The Romantic Era Redefined.
Says Alexander Street director of software product management, Aaron Wood, “Now researchers looking for nineteenth-century primary materials using the NINES interface will pull up search results from The Romantic Era Redefined together with relevant materials from 88 other federated sites. This makes it much easier for scholars to find all of the relevant content out there—content that is not currently indexed by search engines or widely available on the Web. Researchers need this kind of one-stop vertical search access to highly specialized content, and we’re doing everything in our power to help provide it.”
NINES currently aggregates 736,696 peer reviewed digital objects from 88 federated sites. In addition to The Romantic Era Redefined, other Alexander Street Press collections indexed in the NINES and 18thConnect networks include The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries, Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period, and Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period.
A steady advocate for the cross-linking of scholarly resources, Alexander Street is partnering with a wide range of publishers and discovery platform services to improve scholarly access to digital materials in the humanities. For more information, please email marketing [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com ( marketing [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com).
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About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities, social sciences, performing arts, and music. Learn more at http://www.alexanderstreet.com.
A scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first, NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) seeks to serve as a peer-reviewing body for digital work in the long 19th-century (1770-1920), British and American; to support scholars’ priorities and best practices in the creation of digital research materials; and to develop software tools for new and traditional forms of research and critical analysis. The NINES Collex interface is at the center of these efforts. It aims to gather the best scholarly resources in the field and make them fully searchable and interoperable; and to provide an online collecting and authoring space in which researchers can create and publish their own work.
About The Romantic Era Redefined
The result of Alexander Street’s partnership with London-based Pickering & Chatto Publishers, The Romantic Era Redefined will grow to include more than 170,000 pages of writings by both canonical and previously unrecognized writers from Britain, the British Empire, and North America. Genres include poetry, prose, drama, letters and diaries, as well as political, philosophical, and sociological works. Also included is the only complete online version of The Wordsworth Circle, an international academic publication devoted to the study of English Romantic literature, culture, and society.
Reviewers, media contacts, libraries, and university faculty may request access to Alexander Street online collections by emailing Meg Keller at mkeller [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com ( mkeller [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com) or phoning 703-212-8520 x116 for a username and password.