RESOURCE: Refreshed Sites for Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) has published a new site for the Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities. This new site for A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004) and A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2008) is aimed towards long term preservation and a full text search has been added. According to the project’s GitHub repository,

The content here is a conversion of the Companion to Digital Humanities XTF installation formerly available at The content has been extracted from XTF and rebuilt as a static site with a very minimal hand-rolled Javascript SPA framework. The intention was to recreate the interface and functionality offered by the XTF site (warts and all) in the most direct and unembellished fashion possible. There is a client-side full-text search functionality which is slightly more sophisticated than the previous offering (XTF could, presumably, have been configured to do the same, but the previous site had only very limited search capabilities).

The primary motivation for the conversion was to reduce the maintenance, security, and resource requirements of hosting what is ultimately static content.

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