NINES is an initiative at the University of Virginia to "establish a coordinated network of peer-reviewed content and tools." We present the project here because it's consistent with the initiative at ebr to create a peer-to-peer literary network for conceptual writing.
Bethany Nowviskie of the University of Virginia introduces the COLLEX tool, a "COLL-ection" and "EX-hibition" of online images and interlinked texts. Nowviskie's white paper is the first essay to be "wrapped" into the ebr interface. That is, the essay has itelf been collected, tagged, and interlinked with the essays in ebr. This way, the essay is not just about the development of a semantic network - it is part of one.
Jerome McGann addresses the so-called "Crisis in the Humanities" in the context of two of its most apparent symptoms: the digital transformation of our museums and archives, and the explicitly parallel "Crisis in Tenure and Publishing" that has more recently come to attention.
Andrew McMurry introduces Katherine Acheson's review of Radiant
Textuality, declaring that Acheson's illuminated critique exemplifies what's missing in McGann: the use of design not just to illustrate prose but also to extend a textual engagement.