In the context of the DiXiT Training Network on the scholarly digital edition, coordinated by the University of Cologne, a number of research institutes in several European countries are investigating important aspects of scholarly digital editing. Questions include how scientific editing relates to mass digitization, the possible role of crowdsourcing, and the flexible presentation of the edition on multiple platforms.
Within Huygens ING two projects are carried out. Elena Spadini looks at ways to combine the creation of editions based on TEI/XML encoding (structured and standards-based, but sometimes technically challenging) and user-friendly online environments. Heidi Dowding explores the tension between the desirability of open access publication of editions on the one hand and on the other hand the reality that someone will need to pay for their long-term availability.