Edition Open Access is an established platform for providing open access to published research results, but current work aims to better integrate the publication of these results with the sources and methods used to obtain them. This includes the provision of interactive methods that enable the reader to follow arguments based on computational methods. Taking up the idea of a digital scrapbook, this project now focuses on the development of “digital notebooks,” which serve as intermediaries between publication and interactive tools. In collaboration with Max Planck Research Fellow Gerd Graßhoff, the Department worked to develop an infrastructure to integrate the writing of interactive articles, data publication, and the presentation of source materials.
This work also led to a collaboration with the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) as well as the "SeafileContentManager" plugin (https://github.com/computational-antiquity/SeafileContentManager), which was developed for the Keeper System. The most up-to-date work related to these collaborations can be found in the online book Books as knowledge reservoirs: From critical distant reading to networks of ideas.