Mission Statement

The TextGrid Repository is a digital preservation archive for human sciences research data providing a variety of data for teaching and research purposes.It promotes open access to research data including open standards allowing an efficient reuse for research. The TextGridRep also provides researchers with a comprehensive and reliable service to store their data permanently, well described and with a stable reference for citation and reuse.

The TextGridRep is part of the TextGrid Virtual Research Environment (VRE), which offers besides digital preservation also open-source software for collaborative creation, analysis and publication of text and images. The TextGrid VRE is optimised for XML/TEI formats and editorial publication out of the TextGrid Laboratory (TextGridLab). An independent publication from the TextGridLab including other types of data and formats is equally possible by tools using the TextGridRep API such as TG-import.

The TextGrid Repository is a community orientated result of a national program to establish a Digital Humanities infrastructure in Germany and operates together with the DARIAH-DE Repository as part of the Humanities Data Center (HDC).

The mission of the TextGridRep is to serve nationally and internationally research, teaching and learning by providing long term preservation, further processing, openly sharing and dissemination of digital research data according to ethical and scientific standards of the international research community.

Corpus and Digital Library of TextGrid

The TextGrid Repository offers an extensive searchable and adaptable corpus of XML/TEI encoded texts, pictures and databases. Amongst the continuously growing corpus is the Digital Library of TextGrid, which consists of works of more than 600 authors of German fiction (prose, verse and drama), as well as nonfiction from the beginning of the printing press to the early 20th century. The files are saved in different output formats (XML, ePub, PDF), published and made searchable. Different tools e.g. viewing or quantitative text-analysis tools can be used for visualization or to further research the text.

You can search within the corpus by entering a search term; alternatively “Explore” will lead you to predefined categories (e.g. “author”, “genre”).

The search function supports the query language Lucene; in addition to the free text search it allows queries with the following pattern:

edition.agent.value:goethe AND pudel

More information on search syntax, search categories and filters are covered in the Help section.

Citation recommendation

TextGrid Consortium. 2006–2014. TextGrid: A Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities. Göttingen: TextGrid Consortium. textgrid.de.


Would you like your own XML encoded files to be archived, made quotable and accessible through the TextGrid Repository? Then contact us: https://textgrid.de/en/kontakt/