READ is an open source platform for epigraphic and manuscript research; the transcription, research, understanding, analysis and publishing of scholarly editions and studies. READ may be installed locally, on an institutional server, or accessed ad hoc as ‘software as a service’. It may be configured as the underlying engine for a text repository or as a complementary research toolset to an existing repository and supports import of plain text and export of TEI and HTML publications.
READ provides a comprehensive suite of features to support the development of a diplomatic transliteration and production of a scholarly edition and related studies ready for publishing in standards-based formats.
READ supports iterative workflows that map to conventional philological practices for developing a diplomatic transliteration, researching parallels and producing a scholarly edition and related studies ready for publishing in standards-based formats.
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READ project commenced in 2013 with funding from a consortium consisting of the University of Munich, Germany, the University of Washington, Seattle, the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, the University of Sydney and Prakaś Foundation, Sydney.