bokselskap.no is developed by The Norwegian Literature and Language Association (Det norske språk- og litteraturselskap (NSL)) in co-operation with The National Library of Norway. The web site will secure future generations access to literature that is worthy of conservation through a library of digital books.
The web site includes, in addition to the digital books, a timeline, author biographies and introductions. We want to make the texts available for modern readers. Information about authors and literary periods are adapted to suit both pupils and students/researchers.
bokselskap.no has received financial support from Arts Council Norway (Norsk Kulturråd), The Fritt Ord Foundation (Stiftelsen Fritt Ord) and Anders Jahres Humanitære Stiftelse.
» books to be published in 2020
We use internationally recognized standards and software that is available free of charge as well as software that has an open source code in our work.
The texts are encoded in xml using the P5 standard from Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).
» an example of an encoded text
» NSL’s guidelines for encoding (available only in Norwegian)
The web site is built using WordPress
The timeline is a Simile Widgets Timeline.
The Norwegian Literature and Language Association (NSL) publishes texts that are particularly valuable for Norwegian language, literature and cultural history. The association has approximately 60 members who all have an interest in preserving historical texts and in making them available in print and/or online. The texts are scholarly edited and presented with introductions and commentaries. » NSL’s home page