18thConnect gathers together a community of scholars that shapes the world of digital resources. Our main concerns are:
Access via plain-text searching for all scholars to open access and proprietary and digital archives including EEBO and ECCO, even if their institutions are unable to afford those resources;
Peer-review of the growing number of digital resources and archives for which 18thConnect offers an online finding aid;
Reflection on Best Practices with scholars who are negotiating new modes of publication and scholarly production.