a compendium of resources

I like to create lists and resources and I like to share them. Here’s the master list:

EarlyPrintedBooks.com: A website full of examples of the printed features of early books and resources for teaching them; hop on over and explore what printer’s devices looked like and find works in printed in Ukraine! (Version 2.0 released June 2020)

Early modern digital collections: A list of public domain or Share-Alike digital collections of early printed books, now up to 24 institutions and 7 trustworthy aggregators! (last updated November 14, 2019)

Book history resources: A list of frequently used, open-access resources for studying early modern book history, including catalogs, digital collections, book trade databases, assistance with Latin imprints, information about paper and bindings, and printers manuals. (last updated November 1, 2019)

Digitized First Folios: A catalog of currently available online F1s, with notes on their copy-specific features, interfaces, and downloading and licensing terms. (last updated April 21, 2023)

Digitization examples: A list of early printed texts that serve as examples of the ways in which digitization affects how we interact with books. Includes 6 different copies of Nuremberg Chronicles, copies of Folger books that exist both in EEBO and the Folger’s digital collection, and other examples showing why digitization is complicated. (last updated March 22, 2020)

¶ “Working with Digital Facsimiles: EEBO and ECCO“: A brief(ish) handout helping both with searching and thinking about material features

Search tips for finding digital facsimiles: Some hints for finding images of early printed books (created November 29, 2017)

Digitization suggestion and wishlist: A form for submitting requests for open-access imaging of early printed texts that would otherwise be unavailable and a list of requests submitted so far. (created November 29, 2017)

Digitized copies of the Gutenberg Bible: A spreadsheet, with 26 at last count—thanks, Beinecke! (last updated March 1, 2018)

¶ I used to make archives of tweets from the Shakespeare Association of America conference when we were using the hashtag #shakeass (all credit on that to Holly Dugan and Stephanie McMurray). Here are the TAGS archives (all credit on that technology to Martin Hawksey): #shakeass13, #shakeass14, #shakeass15, #shakeass16, #shakeass17, and #shakeass18 (n.b.: this is no longer the official hashtag of the SAA; I am letting TAGS continue to run, but I am not archiving the new hashtag, #shax2018).