The New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge

The MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS) is sponsoring the second NVS Digital Challenge to find the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained in one of the NVS editions. This year the MLA is making available the XML files and schema for two volumes, The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors, under a Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 license. The committee seeks entries featuring new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data in the most exciting API, interface, visualization, or data-mining project. It is especially interested in entries that combine the NVS data with another Shakespearian project, such as Folger Digital Texts, Internet Shakespeare Editions, or Open Source Shakespeare. The winner will receive $500 and will be recognized at the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver. URLs for all entries must be sent by e-mail to and must be received no later than 1 August 2014. Visit the New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge page to learn more and download the files.