NorKorr – Norwegian Correspondences

Norske Korrespondanser – Norwegian Correspondences


NorKorr – Norwegian Correspondences is a project I initiated while working at The National Library of Norway in 2018. It builds on the digital scholarly editions of letters and correspondences of Norwegian writers, public figures, scientists, and artists in the historical sources collection NB-kilder and the series of editions by the Norwegian Literary Society as well as the digitized scholarly editions of letters in the holdings of the National Library,, the digital facsimiles in the holdings of the Private Archives and digital editions of letters at numerous cultural heritage institutions in Norway, like the Munch Museum, The Arctic University of Tromsø University Library, the University of Bergen University Library and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology University Library.

The idea is to connect all these editions of letters as well as the digitized manuscripts and to build a national corpus of correspondences by making use of the CMIF standard developed for the CorrespSearch web service – and finally making all Norwegian correspondences searchable and retrievable via the CorrespSearch API.

The project is ongoing. Results will be published iteratively on GitHub and on the project weblog.

There are currently two master theses related to the project, both in the master’s program for Digital Humanities at the University of Stuttgart.