In 2018 Diane Jakacki gave me the wonderful opportunity to return to my academic roots when she hired as the Linked Open Data and Subject Specialist for the Records of Early English Drama (REED) London project. My collaboration with Diane on this project has been mutually beneficial. Diane has taught me the TEI protocols required to mark-up early modern texts, and I have taught the REED London team about the data formats required to connect their material to the semantic web. I co-wrote several presentations during the year-long grant, encoded many of the Inns of Court documents, and developed strategy for the creation of linked data entities for all the people, places, and occupations listed in the printed REED volumes. The Inns of Court collection is nearing completion, and my work on this project helped to lay the groundwork for an upcoming Mellon-NHPRC Implementation Grant of $1 million dollars. 

Publications and Presentations:

Jakacki, D., Martin, K., Brown, S., and Cummings, J. “REED London and the Promise of Critical Infrastructure”. Digital Humanities 2018. Mexico City, June 26-29. Long abstract: 2000 words.

Jakacki, D., Martin, K., Brown, S., Ilovan, M., and Kathoni, N. “REED London: A Year in the Making.” INKE 2019. Victoria, BC. Jan 16.

Jakacki, D., and Martin, K. “Purpose and Purpose-built: Considering Multi-Purposality in Developing a Linked Historical Gazetteer of London.” Linked Pasts IV. Mainz, Germany, Dec 11-13th. Poster.

Cummings, J., Jakacki, D., Brown, S., Martin, K., and Black, C. “REED London and CWRC: the Digital Ecology of the Records of Early English Drama Project Integrating with Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory.” Text Encoding Initiative Conference. Tokyo, Japan, Sept 9-13th, 2018.