Livingstone Online Site Guide

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I) Main Sections and Subsections    Top

The home page and six main sections of the site, each of which contains a series of subsections.

1) Home Page    Top

A gateway to the site as a whole.

Home page

2) About the Site    Top

An introduction to the Livingstone Online project and David Livingstone's manuscripts.

About This Site Home

About This Site: Overview

Livingstone Online: An Introduction

Livingstone's Manuscripts in the Digital Age

The Theory Behind Livingstone Online

The Design of Livingstone Online

Why Should We Read Livingstone’s Manuscripts?

A Brief History of Livingstone Online (2004-2013)

Livingstone Online Site Guide

Who is Livingstone Online's Audience?

Reading Exploration Through the Digital Library

LEAP (2013-2017): A Project History, Part I

LEAP (2013-2017): A Project History, Part II

3) In His Own Words    Top

A range of options for accessing, browsing, and searching the Livingstone Online digital collection.

In His Own Words Home

In His Own Words: Overview

The Livingstone Online Digital Collection

Browse by Digital Catalogue Record

Browse by Addressee

Browse by Repository

Browse by Timeline

Browse by Location (slow load time)

Livingstone's Final Manuscripts (1865-73)

Introduction to the Edition

Edition Guide

Project Team

Acknowledgments

Scope of the Edition

Items with Images & Transcriptions

Items with Images Only

Bonus: Additional Final Manuscripts

Multiple Versions of the Text

Unyanyembe Journal: Overview

The Final Field Diaries: General Overview

Field Diary I: Overview

Field Diary II: Overview

Field Diary III: Overview

Field Diary IV: Overview

Field Diary V: Overview

Field Diary VI: Overview

Field Diary VII: Overview

Field Diary X: Overview

Field Diary XIV: Overview

Field Diary XV: Overview

Field Diary XVI: Overview

Field Diary XVII: Overview

The Final Manuscripts: Three Bonus Texts

The Aftermath of Livingstone's Death

TEI P5 Encoding Guidelines

Project Bibliography

4) Spectral Imaging    Top

Critical editions of Livingstone manuscripts produced by the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project.

Spectral Imaging Home

Spectral Imaging: Overview

The Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project: An Introduction

Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary

Introduction to the Edition

Edition Guide

Project Team

Acknowledgments

Images & Transcriptions of the 1871 Field Diary

Three Versions of the 1871 Field Diary

The Third Massacre Narrative

Livingstone in 1871

The Manuscript of the 1871 Field Diary

Livingstone’s Composition Methods

Livingstone's Manuscript Structure

The Date of the Livingstone-Stanley Meeting

Note on the Three Versions of the Text

Overview of Processing Objectives

The 1871 Field Diary Facsimile

1871 Field Diary Headers

Terminology and Acronyms

TEI P5 Encoding Guidelines

Project History (1)

Project History (2)

Project Documentation

Livingstone's Letter from Bambarre

Introduction to the Edition

Edition Guide

The Project Team

Acknowledgments

Images & Transcriptions of the Letter from Bambarre

The Letter with Annotations

Background of the Edition

Note on the Text of the Letter

An Introduction to Spectral Imaging

Conservation and Transport

Imaging the Letter

Spectral Image Processing

Data Management

Livingstone's 1870 Field Diary and Select 1870-71 Manuscripts

Introduction to the Edition

Edition Guide

The Project Team

Acknowledgments

Images & Transcriptions of the 1870 Field Diary

Images & Transcriptions of Select 1870-1871 Texts

Three Versions of the 1870 Field Diary

Livingstone, Central Africa, 1870

Creating the 1870 Field Diary

Structuring the 1870 Field Diary

The Diary Across Hands, Space, and Time (1)

The Diary Across Hands, Space, and Time (2)

The Diary Across Hands, Space, and Time (3)

History & Chronology of the 1870 Field Diary

Livingstone's Composition Practices

Livingstone's Global Sources

Prototyping Animated Spectral Images (ASIs)

Project History

Project Documentation

The Livingstone Spectral Image Collection

Glossary of Key Terms in Livingstone's Manuscripts, 1870-71

An Integrated Project Bibliography

Notes on Processed Spectral Images

Manuscript Citation and File Naming Practices

5) Life and Times    Top

Essays that place David Livingstone within his cultural, historical, and scientific contexts.

Life and Times Home

Life and Times: Overview

Livingstone's Life & Expeditions

Livingstone's Posthumous Reputation

Publishing Livingstone's Missionary Travels

Southern Africans and the Advent of Colonialism

18th- and 19th- Century European Expeditions

Livingstone's Medical Education

Victorian Medicine

Fever in the Tropics

6) Behind the Scenes    Top

A journey into the inner workings of the Livingstone Online project.

Behind the Scenes Home

Behind the Scenes: Overview

The Livingstone Online Staff

Project Teams

Practices, Standards, and Arrangements

The Livingstone Online Code

Collaborating Institutions

Acknowledgments

Credits and Permissions

Illustrative Image Credits

7) Resources    Top

Materials for further study of Livingstone, his manuscripts, and his history.

Resources Home

Resources: Overview

Livingstone Online Outreach Program

Livingstone Online Outreach Worksheets

Livingstone Online Project Documents

David Livingstone: A Bibliography

Livingstone Online TEI P5 Encoding Guidelines

Reviews and Press Coverage


II) Core Site Data    Top

Images, transcriptions, and metadata related to the manuscripts of Livingstone and others.

Archival packets (via the Browse by Digital Catalogue page)

Complete MODS records (3032 records)

Complete TEI transcriptions (780 transcriptions)

Complete PDF transcriptions (823 files, including 50 "extra bonus" HTML annotated reading copies)

Complete transcription support materials

GitHub repo (external link)

Bonus: Livingstone Online imaging and permission guidelines

Double-Bonus: Screenshots of entire Livingstone Online site (704 MB)


III) LEAP Documentation    Top

A curated collection of files produced by the Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP)

Download the entire LEAP Document Collection (1.1 GB)
Access the "Livingstone Online Instruction Manual" (version 1.3) (download or view)

1) LEAP Documentation: Area Specific Subsets    Top

Files from the Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP) organized by area of activity

2) LEAP Documentation: Highlights    Top

A selection of key project files from the Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP)


IV) Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project Files    Top

Downloadable files produced by the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project

1) Livingstone's 1870 Field Diary: A Multispectral Critical Edition   Top

i) Supporting Files for Download    Top

 

ii) Animated Spectral Images (ASIs) for Download    Top

Presentations and Animations

Complete Prototype ASIs (685.9 MB)

Sample Prototype ASIs

  1. Changes in the visual character of ink (59.1 MB)
  2. Reinking with an alternate ink (68.1 MB)
  3. Folds (41.6 MB)
  4. Impressions (41.8 MB)
  5. Holes (33.1 MB)
  6. Page discolor (46.5 MB)
  7. The big stain (58.8 MB)
  8. Red stains (40.2 MB)

Page-specific Prototype ASIs

 

iii) Project Documentation (Files)    Top

Complete Project Documentation (1.21 GB)

Area-specific Subsets of Project Documentation

  1. NEH Grant Application (1.3 MB)
  2. Planning notes and documents (128 KB)
  3. Spectral image processing notes (PCA and ICA) (988 KB)
  4. Spectral image processing notes (pseudocolor and animation) (206.7 MB)
  5. Manuscript and image notes (25.9 MB)
  6. Meeting and other notes (529 KB)
  7. Critical essay and supporting materials notes (691 KB)
  8. Animated Spectral Image (ASI) testing (538.6 MB)
  9. Image integration and metadata-addition files (5.4 MB)
  10. Dissemination (331.2 MB)
  11. Spectral image archival packet supporting files (3 MB)
  12. Beta launch of critical edition (93.8 MB)

 

2) Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary: A Multispectral Critical Edition   Top

i) Miscellaneous Files for Download    Top

 

ii) Livingstone Spectral Image Archive Files    Top

Entire Livingstone Spectral Image Archive (588 MB) except for archival images and MD5 checksum files

 

iii) Project Documentation (Files)    Top

Complete Project Documentation (346 MB)

Area-specific Subsets of Project Documentation

  1. Locating the Manuscript (2.7 MB)
  2. Project Funding (131 KB)
  3. Conservation (24.9 MB)
  4. Project Planning (521 KB)
  5. Imaging Set-Up (640 KB)
  6. Imaging Schedule and Objectives (2.4 MB)
  7. Spectral Image Processing (289 KB)
  8. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) (154 MB)
  9. Spectral Ratio and Pseudocolor Rendering (42 MB)
  10. Processing Results (2 MB)
  11. "Data Scrubbing" (79.6 MB)
  12. Creating the Data Archive (238 KB)
  13. Creating a Publication Template / XML Encoding (181 KB)
  14. The Electronic Edition (771 KB)
  15. Preliminary Data Analysis (69.5 KB)
  16. Dissemination, Results Release, and the "UK Tour" (35.5 MB)

V) Livingstone's Final Manuscripts (1865-73): Reading Copies for Download    Top

Download reading copies of all manuscripts (4 MB) in one ZIP file or select a specific text.

Core Texts

 

Bonus Texts


VI) Outreach Materials    Top

Worksheets designed to bring Livingstone and the Livingstone Online project into the classroom

Complete Outreach Worksheets

Outreach Program Summary

Who was David Livingstone? Information Sheet

1) Outreach Materials: Individual Worksheets    Top

The individual worksheets produced by Livingstone Online's outreach program

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