BOSLIT Workshop

Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation: Creating Digital Futures and Networks – Workshop Sunday 26 June 1200-1330.

This session will share information about the current Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded network titled Bibliography of Scottish literature in Translation: Creating Digital Futures and Networks (2021-23).  As part of our network, we wish to explore the possibility of building an international network of scholars who will be able to facilitate connections with organisations and individuals who are working with translations of Scottish literature that ought to be added to our bibliography. BOSLIT currently hosts some 32,000 records of translations from all areas of the globe, but we are aware there is much more to capture!
This session will introduce BOSLIT to those who don’t already have knowledge of this amazing resource. We will look at the Open University’s Reading Experience Database and its successor the pan-European READ-IT project as fine examples of the possibilities and opportunities afforded by crowdsourcing data. We will present the prototype of the new BOSLIT, which we aim to launch publicly before the end of our network in Spring 2023. But, most importantly, we wish to discuss with you, how we might be able to work together to better source the kinds of data we need to grow BOSLIT for the future and how we might make it more central to our teaching and research in Scottish literature across the world.