Scholarly Editions on the Web is a training workshop in the use of the functions of the Hyper platform so far available. These are the publication on the Web of digital classifications, facsimile editions, diplomatic and critical editions, genetic or thematic paths, commentaries, translations and critical essays.

Hyper is a research and publication infrastructure on the web, conceived specifically for deployment in the Humanities. It is based on an original structure of knowledge organisation, i.e. an ontology in the computer-science sense of the term; it comprises a coordinated set of software instruments (three Web applications: HyperPlatform, HyperJournal, HyperFederation, and a desktop application: Discovery), legal models (Licences Open Knowledge), and system-specific publication procedures; it draws on a pilot project (HyperNietzsche) and is set in an institutionalised framework for generalizing the pilot model for other authors or disciplines. All the software is distributed under Open Source licences and as such is freely available, as well as adaptable to the diverse needs of different research groups.

The pilot project HyperNietzsche was developed with support from the CNRS, from the French Ministry of Research, and above all with funds from the German Alexander von Humboldt- Stiftung (the Sofja Kovalevskaja research prize). The generalisation of the model is being realised within the framework of the Groupement de Recherche Européen (GDRE) “Hyper-Learning. Modèle ouvert de recherche et d’enseignement sur le Web” (2004-2008) and the COST Action A32, “Open Scholarly Communities on the Web” (2006-2010). The consortium under these financing aids brings together some thirty partners from nine countries.