Vierter RIDE-Preis vergeben / Fourth RIDE prize awarded

Thanks to a generous contribution of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Graz, RIDE is pleased to announce the recipient of the fourth RIDE AWARD, worth 250 €, for the best review article published in RIDE.

The prize committee – Claudia Resch (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Roman Bleier (Universität Graz), Stefan Dumont (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), and Martina Scholger (Universität Graz) – has decided to award the prize to Lucia Vannini (University of London) for her outstanding Review of, published in issue 9 of RIDE.

In her outstanding review of the complex and historically grown platform, Lucia Vannini registers its strengths and weaknesses comprehensively and critically, showing her familiarity with the resource and the materials it comprises. The resource is contextualized in that scenarios for reuse and other projects making use of the materials are described. The jury especially highlighted that in the review article, not only the usage experiences of the reviewer herself are described but also the results of interviews conducted with other users. User expectations and potential misunderstandings are set out in a constructive way and sound suggestions for improvement are made by the reviewer.

Poster „010 Jahre IDE-Schools!“ auf der DHd2019

Die Ergebnisse der Umfrage zu 10 Jahren IDE-Schools sind in ein Poster auf der DHd2019 eingeflossen.

Die dem Poster zugrundeliegenden Daten können Sie bei Zenodo einsehen. Die Erhebungs-Daten liegen als Tabulator getrennte Daten vor.

  • Ein erläuterndes Readme für die Daten
  • Daten der Umfrage unter ehemaligen TeilnehmerInnen der School
  • Daten der Erhebungen der Themen der IDE-Schools
  • Daten der Erhebung der Themen anderer untersuchter Lehrangebote

Das Poster an sich kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

010 Jahre IDE-Schools!

Anlass genug für eine Alumni-Umfrage zu Karrierekick & Professionalisierung:

Mit der Umfrage unter den ehemaligen TeilnehmerInnen von IDE-Schools wollen wir herausfinden, inwieweit die IDE-Schools zur Verbreitung von Kompetenzen in digitalen Editionen und zur Professionalisierung der Digital Humanities beigetragen haben. Ihre Teilnahme an der Umfrage hilft uns, in Zukunft besser auf die Bedürfnisse der TeilnehmerInnen einzugehen.

Eine Übersicht über die IDE-Schools finden Sie unter

Wir bitten Sie, unser Vorhaben mit Ihren Antworten zu unterstützten und das Formular bis Ende Februar auszufüllen:

Die Antworten werden anonymisiert ausgewertet. Das Ausfüllen der Umfrage dauert ca. 4 Minuten.

Die Ergebnisse der Auswertung erfahren Sie auf der DHd2019 in Frankfurt/Main.

Winter School Digitale Editionen

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Das IDE veranstaltet vom 25.2. bis zum 1.3.2019 in Haale zusammen mit dem Leopoldina-Zentrum für Wissenschaftsforschung, der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste eine Winter School Digitale Editionen, die Grundkenntnisse in XML und den darauf aufbauenden Techniken der digitalen Editionspraxis inkl. TEI vermittelt. Bis zu fünf Plätze werden über ein freies Bewerbungsverfahren gegeben.

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Call for Reviews: „Tools and Environments for Digital Scholarly Editing“

The Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE) is calling for reviews for a special issue of the journal RIDE, dedicated to Tools and Environments for Digital Scholarly Editing (DSE).

To guide reviewers through the review process and to create a structure for the evaluation, we provide Criteria for Reviewing Digital Tools and Environments for DSE that are supposed to be applicable to various types of resources. The guidelines (Version 1.0) can be found here.

Reviews will be accepted until the 31st of May 2019.

We kindly ask you to email us before start reviewing a tool at ride-tools (at) with a suggestion of which resource you would like to review and with a short explanation of your affiliation and area of expertise. This is important in order to avoid multiple reviews of the same tool.


In the introduction to his book Software takes command (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) Lev Manovich states that „software has become our interface to the world, to others, to our memory and our imagination“. Is the same happening in the world of digital scholarly editing? Certainly we cannot ignore their fundamental role in our daily scholarly practices and in the interactions with our objects of study. Insofar as tools shape scholarly editions, they also shape scholarly editing.

A new RIDE issue is devoted to tools for digital scholarly editing. The aim of this issue is to:

  • contribute to the discussion about tooling in Digital Humanities,
  • bring to the forefront the instruments instead of the final products,
  • provide a venue for discussing best practices in the development and usage of tools,
  • list useful resources for all those involved in scholarly editing.

Beyond that, we hope that the critical examination of digital tools draws greater attention to the (scholarly) achievements that their creation and maintenance imply.

The journal RIDE was founded in 2014 to „provide a forum in which expert peers criticise and discuss the efforts of digital editors in order to improve current practices and advance future developments“ (RIDE Editorial). RIDE is Open Access, reviews are published as HTML and downloadable as TEI. All reviews will be peer reviewed in order to reach a high quality level of the evaluations. The special issue on Digital Tools and Environments for DSE will be edited by Anna-Maria Sichani (University of Sussex) and Elena Spadini (University of Lausanne).

Submission details

Reviews are accepted in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. The length of the review can vary depending on how much the resource offers that is worthy of discussion (approximately 2000-5000 words).

Please submit your review at ride-tools (at)  as an editable text file (preferably, but not necessarily docx to facilitate the conversion to TEI). Please send illustrations as separate image files (jpg or png) and leave a note in the text as a placeholder for each image. In addition to the text, we collect keywords. Each review should be accompanied by a short abstract in English, independently of the language used in the main text.

For further information please check the general RIDE guidelines and information on writing and submitting. The questionnaire mentioned in the submission checklist has been designed for scholarly digital editions so far. We will keep you informed about how to proceed with the questionnaire for this special issue.

All reviews will be peer reviewed in order to reach a high quality level of the evaluations. We believe that this is important because the evaluation of digital scholarly resources usually requires a double expertise in digital methods as well as in individual disciplines. This is also to increase the credit for reviews.

Suggestions for review

The following list is merely alphabetically and not comprehensive:

More Digital Tools and Environments can be found on dedicated lists and in catalogs, for example:

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„Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces“ erschienen

Mit Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces ist der 12. Band in der Schriftenreihe des IDE erschienen. Interfaces erlauben die unmittelbare Interaktion des/r Lesers/in mit dem online dargebotenen Inhalten einer digitalen Edition und sind – egal ob als GUI oder als API – immer im Fokus der Diskussion um Datenzugang und Nutzbarkeit. Der Band enthält Beiträge der gleichnamigen Tagung, die 2016 von ZIM-ACDH und DiXiT in Graz organisiert wurde.


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