Sustainability of Digital Editions

Static Websites of the History of Slovenia – SIstory Portal

  • Andrej Pančur Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino / Institute of Contemporary History
Keywords: digital editions, digital curation, TEI, XSLT, static website


The contribution is based on the position that, with regard to digital editions, the highest possible degree of digital sustainability of data, presentations, functionalities, and programme code should be ensured. This represents a significant challenge, especially in case of smaller digital humanities projects with limited financing, which does not allow for the long-term maintenance of technically-demanding digital editions. The alternative solutions facilitated by the swift development of static websites in the recent years are presented in the contribution. Digital editions based on the TEI have been successfully included in the SIstory portal repository as static websites, employing basic XML (XSLT) and web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript). All the static websites also have the possibility of displaying dynamic content.


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