What is MEL
The Melville Electronic Library is projected to be the first born-digital online resource for Melville studies, texts, research, and teaching. Housed in Hofstra University's server, MEL is organized by a group of internationally-known Melville scholars and digital specialists. With NEH funding, MEL's primary focus in its first two years of development has been to establish scholarly "fluid-text" editions of three focal works: Moby-Dick, Battle-Pieces, and Billy Budd. To read more about our mission, editorial projects, tools, and MEL associates, click here.
What is TextLab
TextLab, which implements the editorial protocols of "Fluid Text" analysis, is a software program designed to help editors sort out a writer's revision process, and it enables users to "read" the writer's revisions in the order in which he or she wrote them.