Published December 19, 2023 | Version v1
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New Readers for Old Texts: Sharing the Workflow of a Digitally Enriched Children Literature Edition

  • 1. Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Libraries worldwide are investing a significant portion of their resources in digitising their collections. Digitised formats are immensely valuable for researchers but may seem dry and unappealing to broader audiences, particularly when the original content was intended for children. This talk will present the preliminary research conducted on digitised formats of popular children's literature found in specialised libraries, focussing on the models provided by two institutions: the British Library's "Turning the Pages" software and the National Library of Spain's "Madgazine," used in the interactive editions of Don Quixote and Leonardo da Vinci’s Madrid Codex.  The discussion will revolve around the specific workflow we tested for creating a digitally enhanced edition of a collection of stories entitled "Plage of Dragons," published in 1923 and based on the Spanish adaptations of Edith Nesbit’s tales. 

The slides and transcript available in this record were delivered in November 2023 as part of the DARIAH Friday Frontiers webinar series.  The full synthesis, along with a video of the webinar, can be found at 



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