Shakeospeare: Mapping the Social Networks of Early Modern England, a digital research and teaching tool mapping early English records, will now crowdsource the project to students, researchers and citizen scholars.
The tool was created last year as a collaboration between English Professor Blaine Greteman and the Director of the School of Library and Information Science, David Eichmann. It maps the social network of early printers, publishers, authors, and booksellers that published written works in English before 1900. The tool is available online through the University of Iowa Libraries.
With a grant from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Shakeosphere team has created an interface allowing students and researchers to annotate the website. Watch their instructional video below for more information and to sign up as a contributor.