Rebecca Niles is an independent scholar and consultant based in Toronto, Ontario, with a special focus on developing digital humanities tools and resources. Past projects have included Folger Digital Texts, the Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps, EMMO: Early Modern Manuscripts Online, and ArchBook: Architectures of the Book. She is the Managing Editor of the Folger Shakespeare Library Editions and is a member of the Digital Advisory Board for the Arden Shakespeare. She holds Masters degrees in English Literature and Information Studies from the University of Toronto.
Rebecca is currently the managing editor of the Folger Shakespeare Library Editions (in print, eBook, online, audio, and app format) for the Folger Shakespeare Library, and editor of the Folger Editions eBook series for Simon & Schuster Publishing.
To request access to prototypes and works in progress, please email Rebecca.
Part of the Folger Shakespeare Library's DIY First Folio educational resource, the Virtual Printing House is an interactive tool that models the building of the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare's works. Visitors learn how early modern printers arranged pages into sheets, and sheets into gatherings, by doing it themselves in a drag-and-drop 3D tutorial.
Credits: Designer and Developer
Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) provides transcriptions, metadata and images of manuscripts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Credits: Designer and Programmer, document browsing and reading sections
The Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps, created in partnership with Luminary Digital Media and Simon & Schuster, enrich the Folger Shakespeare Editions with unique audio and visual resources designed for 21st-century learning and teaching on the iPad.
Credits: Design and content supervisor
Free, high-quality digital texts of Shakespeare's plays, digitized and encoded from the Folger Shakespeare Library Editions.
Credits: Digital Editor, Interface Architect
ArchBook is an open-access, peer-reviewed collection of richly illustrated essays about specific design features in the history of the book.
Credits: Assistant Managing Editor, Encoder
116 digital facsimile texts made from source texts from various libraries in the University of Toronto network, including special collections such as the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies and the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library.
by Alan Galey, Rebecca Niles. Shakespeare Quarterly 68.1 (2017): 21-55.
by Rebecca Niles, Michael Poston. Early Modern Studies After the Digital Turn. Iter Press, 2016. 117-144.
by Alan Galey, John Bath, Rebecca Niles, Richard Cunningham, and the INKE Team. Textual Cultures 7.2 (2012): 20-42.
by Voytek Bialkowski, Rebecca Niles, and Alan Galey. Faculty of Information Quarterly 3.4 (2011): 19-29.
Descant 145: Private Worlds, Public Exigencies 40.2 (2009): 275-77.
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Email: rebecca [at] rebeccaniles [dot] net
Copyright 2015 Rebecca Niles | Last Updated April 27 2015