Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is pleased to
announce the beta release of The Versioning Machine (VM) 1.0.
The Versioning Machine is a software tool designed to display and compare
multiple versions of texts. The display environment seeks not only to
provide for features traditionally found in codex-based critical editions
(such as annotation and introductory material), but to take advantage of
opportunities of electronic publishing by providing a frame to compare
diplomatic versions of witnesses side by side, allowing for images of the
witness to be viewed alongside the diplomatic edition, and providing users
with an enhanced typology of notes. The VM is TEI conformant and utilizes
parallel segmentation encoding.
The Versioning Machine is now ready for testing, and we welcome beta
testers. To aid with the encoding process, we provide several sample encoded
texts as well as documentation in the Download Zip.
To register and download the beta version please go to
and follow the link to "Download".
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Susan Schreibman, Amit Kumar, eriC White, Jarom Mcdonald, Lara Vetter