Invitation to Contribute

Contributing Transcriptions

The CCL is an intensively collaborative project. We invite all scholars of medieval canon law to contribute transcriptions of manuscripts (or portions of manuscripts), so that our database expands and becomes ever more useful to all of us. We are able to accept transcriptions in Word (.doc or .docx), Classical Text Editor, NotaBene, or .txt files. If you have files in other formats, please contact us, and we shall see what can be done.

To contribute, please announce the shelfmark(s) of the manuscripts you will provide to us. You may do this by completing the CCL Codicological Questionnaire or via email to ccl@uky.edu.

For preferred protocols for transcription, please see the Guidelines for Producing Transcriptions. The most important rule is not to use angle brackets < > in the transcription, because these signal encoding markup.

All transcriptions will be published with full credit publicly given to the transcriber.

To submit a transcription of individual canons online, you can use our Canon Submission Form. This form is still being tested, and we encourage comments on your experience in submitting individual canons using this form.

Once we receive the transcription, we shall encode it for integration into our database, so that users may find material in it using our search engine. If you wish to prepare the encoding yourself, please see the Guidelines for Using TEI for the CCL project.

Contributing Translations

The CCL welcomes translations of individual canons or groups of canons that have been published on the CCL website. We recommend that such translations be posted by logging into the site, going to the Annotations and Translations page and selecting the title of the canons you wish to translate. This will allow your name to be attached to the translation offered. To do this, you will need to request an account using the login boxes at the top of the home page. As soon as your account is approved (usually within a few days of your request), you will be able to contribute content to the site.

Contributing Discussions, Information, and Corrections

To discuss particular manuscripts, transcriptions, translations, commentary, or bibliographic items, please post your comments on the Notes and Queries page. This will allow your name to be attached to the contribution of information or ideas. You may also use this section of the site to ask questions about particular canons. To post information or questions, you will need to request an account. As soon as your account is approved (usually within a few days of your request), you will be able to edit this page.

Contributing Bibliography

The CCL publishes bibliography on individual canons. To contribute such information, we recommend that you use the Bibliographies page (forthcoming). This will allow your name to be attached to the contribution. To contribute bibliography, you will need to request an account. As soon as your account is approved (usually within a few days of your request), you will be able to edit this page.

Contributing Articles

The CCL welcomes descriptive articles of Carolingian canon law materials. Such articles will then be collected on the Articles page, where they may be discussed by others in the comments following each article. To submit an article for publication, please contact Abigail Firey (afire2@uky.edu), who will consult with members of the project's Advisory Board regarding publication of the submission.