James Mill's common place books

Project start date: 2008-10
A three-year Collaborative Doctoral Award to transcribe and digitally publish James Mill's common place books, currently held in the archive of the London Library. The project is also researching James Mill's intellectual history, particularly the period of his close relationship with Jeremy Bentham (1808-1832). Because Mill was raised and educated in Scotland, there is also a significant Scottish Enlightenment context to the project.
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General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Server scriptingData publishing and dissemination
Text encoding - descriptiveData structuring and enhancement
Text encoding - presentationalData structuring and enhancement
Text encoding - referentialData structuring and enhancement
Use of existing digital dataData capture
User contributed contentData publishing and dissemination
Web browser scriptingData publishing and dissemination
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
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  • MySQL
  • OpenOffice
  • Oxygen XML Editor 11.1
  • PHP
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Digital edition is based on a transcription by Robert A. Fenn of James Mill's four common place books located in the London Library. The books were bequeathed to the Library by John Stuart Mill in January 1872. The transcription has been made up into XML.
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Open Access
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Metadata standards employed: 
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

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UK HE institutions involved:
University of Sussex
Other institutions involved:
The London Library

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Principal staff member:Kristopher Grint
Other staff:PhD student(s)
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Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record
Author(s) of recordKristopher Grint
TitleJames Mill's common place books
Record created2011-09-19
Record updated2011-09-19 11:03
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/4339
Citation of recordKristopher Grint: James Mill's common place books. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/4339> created: 2011-09-19, last updated 2011-09-19 11:03
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