Add your indexes of letters to correspSearch

With correspSearch you can ...

  • make your edited letters easily available to the community
  • connect your edition of letters (automatically) with other editions
  • search through letters for your own research
  • facilitate research of letters that are dispersed in multiple editions

Any printed or digital scholarly edition of letters can provide their indexes of letters in correspDesc format and register the corresponding URL for the correspSearch web service. Here's how it works:

5 easy steps to a digital index of letters

In the Step-by-Step-Manual you'll learn how to search for authority file IDs and how to create a digital index of edited letters with the CMIF Creator.


CMIF Creator

With the CMIF Creator you can create a digital index of letters of your printed editions in CMI format without any knowledge of XML.

Go to CMIF Creator

CMIF Preview

With the preview you can check your CMIF file more easily and get a first overview of the data. No data is stored on our server! Processing may take a few seconds.

CSV to CMIF with Python script

Klaus Rettinghaus has developed a Python script that converts CSV tables into CMIF files. The script and the manual can be found on the GitHub account of the SAW-Leipzig.

SAW Leipzig now also offers a corresponding webapp that enables the transformation online. [To the CSV2CMI webapp]

Any further questions?

For more information see the FAQ section.

Documentation of the CMI format

Here you'll get a quick overview about the Correspondence Metadata Interchange format, with which you can provide an digital index of letters from your scholarly edition.