eLaborate is an online work environment in which scholars can upload scans, transcribe and annotate text, and publish the results as on online text edition which is freely available to all users. Short information about and a link to already published editions is presented on the page Editions under Published. Information about editions currently being prepared is posted on the page Ongoing projects.


The eLaborate work environment for the creation and publication of online digital editions is developed by the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Currently 28 projects make use of this software. This website is the companion to the fourth version of the software, which was released on 31 March 2014.

Information about access to the work environment can be found through the tab About eLaborate on the page For users. Details about the technical side is available on the page For programmers. This page also gives information about the open source version of the software. The history of eLaborate is described on the page About eLaborate.