Modernist Versions Project Partnerships Announced

MVPLogo“Modernist Versions Project Partnership

The Modernist Versions Project (MVP) is delighted to announce that it has signed a Partnership Agreement with Islandora/DiscoveryGarden. The Agreement provides the MVP with substantial resources and support for its objective to build an integrated digital environment for collating and comparing modernist texts that exist in multiple variants. With this Agreement, the MVP becomes one of the most exciting and innovative projects in the Digital Humanities.

The MVP is based at UVic, and is co-directed by Stephen Ross (UVic), Jentery Sayers (UVic), James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and J. Matthew Huculak (Dalhousie University). Islandora/DiscoveryGarden is a spin-off company from the University of Prince Edward Island. Islandora is an open-source software program that allows for ingestion and mark-up of digital or digitized texts. DiscoveryGarden is an open source software provider that provides services surrounding Islandora software. Islandora/DiscoveryGarden counts among its clients the Smithsonian Institute, Oakridge Labs (US Department of Energy and NASA), Berkeley Labs, and the Universities of California (Los Angeles), Manitoba, South Carolina, and Pittsburgh.

The Partnership was enabled in substantial part by MVP’s affiliation with Editing Modernism in Canada. This Partnership Agreement consolidates the support the MVP already receives from the Electronic and Textual Cultures Lab at UVic, directed by Ray Siemens.”

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