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Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project to be Online Digital Resource

Professor Adrian Wisnicki’s digital project, the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project, which last year drew worldwide media attention, has recently been peer reviewed and accepted for inclusion in NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), the leading digital resource aggregator for 19th-century literary and cultural studies.

Traditionally, when scholars create a new work, such as a book or article, such items are submitted to an academic press or journal publisher for peer review and potential publication. With the international advance of digital scholarship, however, sites such as NINES are now playing an analogous role.

Wisnicki’s site was submitted to a rigorous review process that included formal review by two unnamed experts in the field who produced detailed reports about the site. The reports were very favorable, with one reviewer describing Wisnicki’s project as “a remarkable collaborative achievement that combines new spectral imaging technology, sophisticated web design, and good old fashioned meticulous scholarship.”

Wisnicki’s project will soon be integrated into NINES and will become one of about 20 “federated websites” currently published by NINES.

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