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The technical development of PhiloBiblon has depended almost entirely on generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for more than thirty years. Additional NEH grants funded data entry for BETA, BIPA, and BITAGAP:

  • 1989-1991 RC-21708-89 (Faulhaber, PI). Focused on data entry for BETA and the elaboration of PhiloBiblon into a full-fledged relational database system with ten tables.

  • 1991-1993 RT-21265-91 (Faulhaber, PI). The focus shifted to the transcription of machine-readable texts for the Archivo Digital de Manuscritos y Textos Españoles (ADMYTE) in addition to the preparation of PhiloBiblon and its component bibliographies for release as part of the ADMYTE CD-ROM disk. This included the redaction of a 75-page manual and its translation into Spanish.

  • 1992-1993 RG-20004-92 (Askins, PI). Emphasis on BITAGAP, focusing on direct consultation of primary source materials, both new and previously reported.

  • 1994-1995 RT-21641-94 (Askins, Faulhaber PIs). The provision of multi-lingual capabilities for the PhiloBiblon user interface, searching, and display of data as well as enhancement of the report generators.

  • 1997-1998 PA 23025-97 (DiFranco and Labrador, PIs). Focused on BIPA, with support for data input of the incipits from the corpus of Spanish Golden Age poetry, beginning first with data prepared manually on card files in an earlier version of the project.

  • 1999-2000 PA-23362-99 (DiFranco and Labrador, PIs). Focused on BIPA, with support for data input of the incipits from the corpus of Spanish Golden Age poetry, adding materials from direct consultation of the original manuscripts.

  • 2000-2001 PA-23523-00 (Faulhaber and Askins, PIs). Upgrade of PhiloBiblon software from DOS to Windows.

  • 2001-2003 PA 23787-01 (DiFranco and Labrador, PIs). Focused on BIPA. Data entry from 737 new sources (231 manuscripts and 506 printed books and chap-books) held at forty-nine libraries located in thirty-seven cities. With this material, 83,992 new records were created.

  • 2007-2010 PM-50038-07 (Faulhaber, PI). Enhancement of PhiloBiblon Windows software and upgrade of ten-year-old PhiloBiblon web site.

  • 2014-2015 PW-51633-14 (Faulhaber, PI). Enhancement of PhiloBiblon Windows software and upgrade of PhiloBiblon web site; establishment of a mirror site in Spain; organization of a PhiloBiblon workshop in the summer of 2015.

  • 2021-2022 PW-277550-21 (Faulhaber, PI). Pilot project to explore feasibility of moving from the PhiloBiblon Windows software to Wikibase on FactGrid: a database for historians at the U. Erfürt.

  • 2023-2025 PW-290580-23 (Faulhaber, PI). Implementation project to move from the PhiloBiblon Windows software to Wikibase on FactGrid: a database for historians at the U. Erfürt.

The 2007-2010 NEH grant received matching support from the L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. In 2009 grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Fundación Ignacio Larramendi made it possible to enhance the underlying Windows database version by adding robust reporting and search tools as well as context-specific help.

The 2014-2015 and 2021-2022 NEH grants received financial support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Pine Tree Foundation.

BITECA has received grant support from three institutions in Spain:

  • 1990-2011 (Beltran or Avenoza, PIs). Secretaría de Estado de Investigación. Subprograma de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental no orientada (PB90-53, PB93-758, PB96-1235, PB98-1170, BFF2002-00052, HUM2005-00178, FFI2008-03882). These grants, dedicated to the study of primary sources, allowed access to and study of numerous library and archival collections in Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the East Coast of the U.S., as well as a few in Germany. They also made possible data entry and the adaptation of BITECA to different platforms. Besides this, the last series of grants made possible the creation of a general corpus of poetry in Catalan.

  • 2001 (Beltran and Avenoza, PIs). Beca Alòs Moner. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Dedicated to updating of collections of poetry.

  • 2007-2009 (Beltran and Avenoza, PIs). Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua. This grant not only made it possible to hire a graduate research student for data entry, especially for materials having to do with Valencian works and libraries; it also allowed more study of primary sources and the verification of data taken from secondary sources.

PhiloBiblon is a collaborative project involving the joint efforts of the following individuals and institutions:

Principal developers of PhiloBiblon are:

It is a pleasure to acknowledge the hard work and expertise of the following programmers: Giulia Hill, Kurt William True, Casondra Sobieralski (University of California, Berkeley); Marc Esteve Crespo, Joan Trench Rubal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona); Donald M. Ziff, Josep Maria Formentí Serra.

Institutions that have contributed significantly to the development of PhiloBiblon include:

WWW access to and use of PhiloBiblon are free of charge. Reproduction of any materials found here is subject to the restrictions found in our Copyright Statement.

Best results will result from using latest-version WWW browsers which both render tables well and support JavaTM, but every effort will be made to present a generic service, accessible to any WWW viewing tool.

Readers are encouraged to send questions, comments, new data, and suggestions for the improvement of this site to Charles B. Faulhaber:

Charles B. Faulhaber
University of California, Berkeley
August 1 2023

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