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The Reading Experience Database User Wiki
Welcome to the user wiki for the Reading Experience Database, part of the suite of Digital Humanities resources at the Open University.
This wiki is designed to help you find your way around RED. It will also be a place where you can make your own contributions, particularly to the biographies of individual readers, and find out about upcoming events and publications relating to the history of reading.
What Can I Contribute Here?
There are several areas where you can make especially valuable contributions to this wiki:
- Profile Page Additions. These are pages to which you can add biographical data about particular readers. Particularly good entries may be used (with acknowledgement) to populate the profile pages on the new RED site.
- Add to the Shared Reading List. This is a dynamic bibliography of books, articles, and chapters particularly valuable for those researching the history of reading. Well-chosen additions will be greatly appreciated!
- Conferences, seminars, and events, We will aim to keep this list of events as up-to-date as we can. If you have a conference, lecture, or panel announcement that you wish to make, and it has a significant reading-history component, please feel free to add it here.
- Suggestions for Further Research. If you have any suggestions for primary resources, such as unexamined diaries or letter collections, that could be examined for RED, please list them here. We'd be especially keen to hear from archivists and librarians who have overlooked gems in their own collections, or researchers who have come across valuable and hitherto unexamined primary resources in the course of their own work.
What is the Reading Experience Database?
You can read about the Reading Experience Database. More information will eventually be added here.
Create an Entry
There is a step-by-step guide to creating an entry in RED. These instructions will eventually be migrated to this site and will appear here.