Digital content is everywhere. According to a recent survey, sixty-two percent of school districts have digital content and curriculum strategy, and more than half of those strategies include using open educational resources (OER). Just recently Adam Matthew and London’s Shakespeare’s Globe announced their collaboration on a digital project: Shakespeare’s Globe: Performances and Practices, which includes the majority of Shakespeare’s Globe’s archives, preserved since its opening in 1997. This interesting news came to us from EContent in their article, “Shakespeare’s Globe Archive To Be Digitized.”

This collection will include essential material for the study of Shakespeare, literature, theater and performance. The launch is scheduled for the spring of 2019, in time for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the theater’s founder, American film director and actor Sam Wanamaker, in 1919.

Shakespeare’s Globe has kept a detailed archive that not only documents every performance, but also incorporates the designs and plans for the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, as well as material relating to early music, theater history, historical dress, props and the Globe’s performance history.

It’s a good reminder that learning materials are no longer solely the printed textbooks of generations past.

Melody K. Smith

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