The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) project was founded at the University of Michigan in 1999 to reinvent scholarship by creating fully searchable texts of thousands of titles printed across three hundred years and two continents of English and American history.
TCP includes texts selected from three commercially produced page image collections, Early English Books Online (EEBO), available from ProQuest Information and Learning, Evans Early American Imprints (Evans), available from Newsbank-Readex and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), available from Thompson-Gale. Additionally, TCP’s production has expanded to include centers at Oxford University, the University of Toronto, and the National Library of Wales. TCP cooperates directly with over a dozen international scholarly projects devoted to subjects as wide ranging as historical linguistics, literary studies, bibliographic studies, and metadata integration. Scholars and students alike, in these disciplines and many others have found often make the claim that resources like EEBO, Evans, ECCO, and the TCP have revolutionized their work and by making primary sources widely available, will “bring literature alive” (Thomas Pack, E-Content, Dec. 1999). As the TCP project reaches the halfway mark of its original goals, it seems a good time to investigate how it brings literature in all disciplines to life in this exciting conference.
The conference invites papers from scholars, students (graduate and undergraduate), librarians, publishers, or other interested people in all disciplines to investigate topics such as (but not limited to):
• Changes in the landscape of scholarship and pedagogy introduced by electronic resources like EEBO, Evans, ECCO, and the TCP
• Examples of teaching with such resources
• Examples of doing research with such resources
• Use of related resources like ESTC or Early American Newspapers
• The changing nature of scholarly communication
• Electronic publication
• Digital library development.
The conference will be held September 14 - 17, 2006 in Ann Arbor, MI
TCP Project Librarian
8076-B Hatcher S.
920 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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