1 September Deadline for NVS Digital Challenge

The deadline for submitting projects for the second NVS Digital Challenge has been extended to 1 September 2014. The challenge, sponsored by the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS), seeks to find the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained in one of the NVS editions. This year the MLA is making available the XML files and schema for two volumes, The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors, under a Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 license. The committee seeks entries featuring new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data in the most exciting API, interface, visualization, or data-mining project. It is especially interested in entries that combine the NVS data with another Shakespearian project, such as Folger Digital TextsInternet Shakespeare Editions, or Open Source Shakespeare. The winner will receive $500 and will be recognized at the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver. URLs for all entries must be sent by e-mail to nvs@mla.org. Visit the New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge page to learn more and download the files.

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