HRIT-CaTT stands for Humanities Research Infrastructure and Tools (HRIT) and Collaborative Tagging Tool (CaTT). These intertwined projects aim to develop an online open-source, collaborative, robust environment in which to aggregate, link or cross-reference, edit, and share vetted primary documentary texts--along with their scholarly enhancements, analyses, and commentaries, in the form of markup, annotation, keyword tagging, linking and other functions.

A part of the HRIT-CaTT project is Mojulem, a content management framework designed to aid in the development, organization, and publication of digital humanities projects and digital knowledge sites. Mojulem has been designed to conform, where possible or practical, with HRIT principles. Development of Mojulem is an ongoing project in itself, and each new test project adds further requirements.

CaTT (Collaborative Tagging Tool) is an online editor for scholarly editing, will be developed and published as a plugin/module for the Mojulem content management framework. It has been designed to allow an editor/editors to create or import plain or marked-up texts, and add standoff markup applied at character level. The CaTT editor will join an existing set of tools for creating, manipulating, and rendering electronic surrogate archives and editions for literary texts.

Project Directors: Peter Shillingsburgh, Nick Hayward, George Thiruvathukal


Field(s): critical infrastructure, metadata