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Book chapter

Digital Edition of the Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy

P. 264-266.

This paper presents a project aiming to create a complete digital edition of Leo Tolstoy’s works with rich structural, semantic, and metadata markup. The project is twofold: its first stage was a massive crowdsourcing effort to digitize Tolstoy’s 90-volume comprehensive print edition. That effort, known as ‘All of Tolstoy in One Click’, received considerable media attention (Bury 2013, McGrane 2013) and attracted more than three thousand volunteers from all over the world. Now that the first goal of ‘primary’ digitization had been achieved, an obvious next step was to provide the digitized texts with TEIconformant markup. This work is in progress at the moment. In the paper we describe both stages of the project (the completed and the ongoing) with a special focus on their social and educational impact.