Norske Korrespondanser – Norwegian Correspondences

NorKorr – Norwegian Correspondences is a project I initiated 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 National Archives, The Munch Museum, etc.

The idea is to connect all these editions of letters and to built a national corpus of correspondences by making use of the CMIF standard developed for the CorrespSearch webservice – and finally making all Norwegian correspondences searchable and retrievable via the CorrespSearch API.

The project will run until December 2019. Results will be published iteratively on GitHub.