*selgā (http://www.vanhamel.nl/wiki) is a new online project for Celtic studies, published by the A. G. van Hamel Foundation for Celtic Studies, a Dutch non-profit organisation based in Utrecht. The project seeks to build a catalogue of texts and manuscripts, thereby providing a reference tool for studying written sources relevant to the field. The foundation intends to uncover a relatively untapped niche by making the catalogue available as a collaborative platform, which is based on the open-source MediaWiki software package. Scholars and students are invited to contribute to the project.
While comprehensiveness would be an unrealistic goal in the short term, *selgā has not been designed as a one-off, but as a continuous project which may be suited to accommodate smaller, more manageable ‘sub-projects’ under its umbrella. At present, over 500 texts – most of them in the realm of early Irish literature – have been indexed giving some basic information and citing relevant publications using an onboard bibliographic system. Links to online resources such as CELT and ISOS are generously included. New entries will be created and existing ones expanded and improved as the project develops.
Inquiries can be e-mailed to Dennis Groenewegen at selga[at]vanhamel.nl.
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