NINES is an initiative at the University of Virginia to "establish a coordinated network of peer-reviewed content and tools." We present the project here because it's consistent with the initiative at ebr to create a peer-to-peer literary network for conceptual writing.
Bethany Nowviskie of the University of Virginia introduces the COLLEX tool, a "COLL-ection" and "EX-hibition" of online images and interlinked texts. Nowviskie's white paper is the first essay to be "wrapped" into the ebr interface. That is, the essay has itelf been collected, tagged, and interlinked with the essays in ebr. This way, the essay is not just about the development of a semantic network - it is part of one.
Unique among ebr 'threads,' this one is composed of essays that reside apart from ebr. The 'enfolded' essays retain their origin and identity, but they become available through the ebr interface. The resulting network of affiliated essays brings ebr a step closer to a literary semantic web, whose content can be collected, tagged, and interlinked among a consortium of federated sites.