We are delighted to announce the first fruits of partnership between Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) and the Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO) project: the addition to the EMLO catalogue of records for all of the letters of Philip Sidney included on OSEO. EMLO is part of the Cultures of Knowledge project, based at the University of Oxford, and is an evolving, collaboratively populated union catalogue of early modern correspondence. It enables readers and researchers to search across a multitude of archival, print, and electronic collections of sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century letters. The inclusion of letter-level metadata from Roger Kuin’s The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney means that the letters from that edition can now be discovered on EMLO alongside contemporary correspondence held in collections across the real and virtual worlds; users of that catalogue in institutions that subscribe to OSEO will be able to go straight from discovering a letter in EMLO to the full text of that letter in OSEO. We now plan to contribute more metadata from OSEO to the EMLO project – there are, after all, almost 10,000 early modern letters already included in OSEO, and every one is another link in the network of early modern letters.
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