The eLaborate online work environment enables textual scholars and documentary editors to work on their edition on their own or in a group in a safe work environment through the internet. They can upload scans of the manuscript or printed book they want to edit, transcribe the text using a zooming and panning tool. They can select and add metadata fields and draw up a list of annotation categories they want to use. They can publish their edition online at short notice and open it up for the world.
The eLaborate work environment for the creation and publication of online digital editions is developed by Huygens ING. Currently 28 projects make use of this software. This website is the companion to the fourth version of the software, which was released on 31 March 2014.