Modernist Commons

Welcome to, the EMiC project's digital collections and editing environment. This site has been designed to allow users to ingest images, process texts with optical character recognition software, upload born-digital content, perform markup on transcriptions and images, and display it in multiple viewers.

The commons integrates a number of open-source digital tools (Islandora, CWRC Writer, Shared Canvas and the Austese Project). EMiC encourages users of this site to document your work with these tools and share your ideas, wish lists, and recommendations with us at

For more information about EMiC's digital initiatives, take a tour of the project on our main website.