The New Shakespeare Census will be an online database that lists all known extant copies of Shakespeare editions through 1700, excluding the four folios (given that there is a recent census of F1 and a digital census of F!-4 in progress). The need for this project is great, since the last such census is now ore tan 75 years old, and since a great deal of cutting ege work in Shakespeare studies involves the examination of particular copies for the evidence they can provide of the printing, publishing, and early reception of Shakespeare.
- An online database of Shakespeare editions through 1700 excluding the four folios. The database will include tables for title, edition, copy, and provenance.
- A set of Django models defining the structure of the above database and providing the framework for the below items.
- An authenticatecd web form allowing librarians from other institutions to enter data aboutr copies held at their institutions.
- A publicly available site presenting data from the census allowing a range of different queries.