Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de Enero de 2017 vol.18, No.1


Outline about the evolution and future of a pioneer of Hispanic digital humanities: The Philobiblion Project

Óscar Perea Rodrigez Charles B.Faulhaber

This article is a succinct review of the historic and technological development of PhiloBiblon, one of the pioneer projects of Digital Humanities applied to the study of the primary sources of the medieval and early modern literatures of the Iberian peninsula. The guiding thread of its history are the four bibliographies that include it: BETA (Bibliografía Española de Textos antiguos), BITECA (Bibliografia de Textos Antics Catalans, Valencians i Balears), BITAGAP (Bibliografia de Textos Antigos Galegos e Portugueses), and BIPA (Bibliografía de la Poesía Áurea). The media used for the publication of the databases from paper to the web by way of CD-ROM, are also reviewed. The way in which the program works, especially on the web, is explained concisely and finally, PhiloBiblon´s long-term goals are set forth, especially its transformation into a semantic web database using Linked Open Data.

Keywords:PhiloBiblon, databases, Semantic Web, Digital Humanities, Middle Ages, Renaissance, printed books, manuscripts, Spain, Portugal, Iberian Peninsula, Linked Open Data.