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Second beta of the Digital Vercelli Book available!

As hinted in my previous post, a second beta of the Digital Vercelli Book published using EVT 1.0 is now available here:




Full announcement available here:

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Pubblicato da su marzo 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


EVT version 1.0 has been released!

After a couple of intermediate releases, EVT version 1.0 is finally available! There are many new features in this version:

  • a full text search engine, with result highlighting in the text frame;
  • support for named entities: name highlighting in the edition text, browsable full lists with links to single documents;
  • support for <listPlace> and <listPerson> elements;
  • support for diplomatic documents (regesto) and for general information about specific texts;
  • support for bibliography, manuscript and project information;
  • User Interface localization;
  • lots of bugs fixed!

Go download it and check for yourself on the SourceForge site. For more information about how to use and/or customize EVT please refer to the EVT Manual included in the archive you downloaded, just look in the “doc” folder.

Please send all feedback to[1], we would love to hear from you: bug reports, suggestions, even your general impressions about how EVT has worked for you are more than welcome. If you want to check an actual edition made with EVT, possibly showing all the latest features, the excellent Codice Pelavicino Digitale [2] is just what you want to browse.


Named entities highlighting in the Codice Pelavicino Digitale

Also watch this space for an announcement about the Digital Vercelli Book 😉

EVT version 1.0 is the result of months of hard work by our development team:

  • Chiara Di Pietro
  • Raffaele Masotti
  • Julia Kenny
  • Ilaria Tiezzi
  • Chiara Alzetta
  • Jacopo Pugliese

Thank you all and congratulations for this achievement!


[1] You can also drop me a line at If for any particular reason you would prefer to send feedback anonymously, you can do it using this form; note, however, that it may take a little longer before one member of the development team checks it.

[2] The default EVT example in the 1.0 archive is in fact a single document from the Codice Pelavicino manuscript.


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Pubblicato da su marzo 7, 2016 in evt, Uncategorized


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How Publishers Should Prepare for EPUB 3

By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid

The future of e-books is now.

The approval of a new coding language for e-books, developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a global trade and standards organization for the promotion of electronic publishing, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features.

The catch? Many of the features of EPUB 3, as it’s called, can’t currently be rendered by most e-reading software. Meaning, if a book publisher created a new e-book using EPUB 3 to embed a Google map or a Twitter feed, the book wouldn’t work properly on most e-readers.

But that’s all about to change.

“2012 will be the year when retailers adopt EPUB 3,” said Bill McCoy, executive director of the IDPF.

For instance, Ingram Content Group, the country’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, said that its e-textbook reader, VitalSource Bookshelf, which is available as an application for the iPad, iPhone, Mac Windows, browsers, iOS clients, and Android in the near term, will begin to support EPUB 3 in April.

“VitalSource works with 200 education publishers, most of which are gearing up for EPUB 3,” said Rick Johnson, chief technology officer for VitalSource.

As more e-reader software supports more of EPUB 3, publishers need to prepare for changes in creative capabilities, workflow, hiring and, maybe most important of all, their relationship with booksellers.

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Pubblicato da su gennaio 24, 2012 in Uncategorized


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The Perfect Paragraph – Smashing UX Design

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Pubblicato da su dicembre 5, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Edward Vanhoutte’s Blog: So You Think You Can Edit? The Masterchef

“Both this blogpost and the journal article come without the chocolates.” 😉

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Pubblicato da su ottobre 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik

Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik

Qui potete scaricare una copia gratuita di questo volume:

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Pubblicato da su ottobre 11, 2011 in Uncategorized



Digital humanities at Oxford

Su questa pagina troverete un sacco di materiale interessante su vari argomenti, inclusi i DB XML e il collegamento testo-immagine:


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Pubblicato da su ottobre 10, 2011 in Uncategorized


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