Humanities Research Infrastructure and Tools (HRIT) has the following aims:
The result will be an ecology consisting of the infrastructure, an on-line tools, and a model-vetting system.
- to identify best practices and define principles for on-line electronic infrastructure to support scholarly collaboration on primary literary and historical texts and for tools to enhance humanities scholarship,
- to build an on-line open-source, collaborative, robust environment, in which to aggregate, link or cross-reference, edit, and share vetted primary documentary texts--along with their scholarly enhancements, analyses, and commentaries, in the form of markup, annotation, keyword tagging, linking, etc.
- to create an on-line Collaborative Tagging Tool (CaTT) that responds to said principles and infrastructure, enabling ordinary humanist scholars to create sophisticated scholarly electronic editions and archives in a collaborative environment.