Project Name: CUNY Student Editions
Grantee: Paul Hebert
Funding Cycle: 2019-2020
Project Status: In progress
About the Project:
CUNY Student Editions are high-quality, peer-reviewed, open-source scholarly editions of historical texts, designed for CUNY student readers by experienced CUNY instructors. These “student editions” aim to be accessible , giving students support as they read by the addition of introductions, notes, supporting resources and by meeting the MLA guidelines for scholarly editions. These editions also aim to be accessible by making the editing process and peer-review open on GitHub, publishing the finished editions for reading on Manifold and downloading as an open epub file that meets W3C’s accessibility epub guidelines. Finally, these editions do aim towards diversifying the curriculum by providing easy-to-adopt editions of formerly obscure, undercirculated, and variant texts, in addition to canonical ones. By offering scholarly texts designed for students, this project bridges the gap between free-to-use digitization projects and proprietary teaching texts, offering a high quality free-to-use text to the CUNY community, and providing a publishing opportunity to PhD students.