Digital Archive of Letters in Flanders (DALF)
The Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature is proud to present its first release through the Digital Archive of Letters in Flanders (DALF), the 'Van Nu en Straks Brieven': http://vnsbrieven.org . This fully eXist-driven web interface allows users to browse, search, view, and export the encoded letters or custom selections of letters in various formats: XHTML, XML, PDF. The letters can be visualized as reading text, diplomatic transcription, or XML source view, and facsimiles are offered where available.
Most of these 1500 letters are in Dutch (180 are in French), and all of them deal with the Flemish literary journal 'Van Nu en Straks' (1893-1901). The encoding of the letters follows the DALF Guidelines for the Description and Encoding of Modern Correspondence Material (see http://www.kantl.be/ctb/project/dalf/ ), a customization of the TEI P4 Guidelines.
So far, all information in the edition is in Dutch. An English version of the edition interface is available at
Centrum voor Teksteditie en Bronnenstudie - CTB (KANTL)
Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies
Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde
Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature
Koningstraat 18 | b-9000 Gent | Belgium