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Dr Takako Kato is a lecturer in English Literature and Digital Humanities at the Centre for Textual Scholarship, De Montfort University, UK (

She is currently finishing up her 'Malory Project' (, an electronic edition and commentary of Malory's Morte Darthur and 'The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220', an online catalogue of English manuscripts (, both using TEI-compliant xml.

Her next collaborative Project, 'Caxton and Beyond: Copy Specific Features in English Incunabula', was awarded Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Scholarship from the Bibliographical Society ( She thinks collaboration is the key to the success of a digital humanities project. The 'Caxton and Beyond' is now piloting a web-based interface designed to hold both descriptive and visual information about English Incunabula as physical and cultural commodities, with the aim of facilitating links and collaboration with the British Library's Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (, other incunabula online projects such as CERL's Material Evidence in Incunabula ( and libraries with major incunabula holdings such as Cambridge University Library, Bodleian, Glasgow University Library and John Rylands University Library of Manchester.

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