Max Scheler Biblio Sprint

On Tuesday 25th April, we are organising our third “Biblio Sprint”, this time dedicated to Max Scheler. The venue will be the Salons of the Husserl Archives in Leuven.

Everyone attending gets a free coffee and the eternal thank of all phenomenologists around the world – no less. So make sure you join us, for the whole event or just an hour or two!

For those of you who haven’t heard of our sprints before, here’s a quick explainer. Just substitute the name “Scheler” for “Husserl”..

1. Creating a digital bibliography

The objective of the event is pretty straightforward: we want to compile a complete list of Scheler’s published works, which can be accessed, searched and exported from the Open Commons website completely for free. The list of Scheler’s works will include of course all monographs and articles, but also – for each book – a detailed list of chapters with pagination. Further, the bibliography will list all reeditions and translations of each work.

To get an idea of how this looks like, you can check out our Husserl or Fink pages (produced in Sprint no 1 and 2).

2. Inputting references

Creating the bibliography itself is a very simple, but quite slow process which consists of inputting references in the Open Commons database. This is done directly from the website, through our inputting module:


To access the inputting module, you need to create an account and then go to the inputting page, either by clicking “Add a reference” in the top menu (under Repository), or following this link here. Before the event we will provide a video tutorial of how to input references. During the event itself we will of course be happy to answer all your questions (in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, etc.). All inputs are moderated, so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake or two as these will be corrected for you.

3. The Biblio Sprint

The idea of the biblio sprint is for as many people as possible to get together on a given day and input references collectively. In Scheler’s case, we estimate there are about 1000 references to input (counting all book chapters, translations, reeditions, etc.). So if we can gather 10 people, that’s 100 references per person, or about 3-4 hours work. At the end, we’ll have a complete, digital bibliography that everyone can use for free for ever after.

In essence, the event will simply consist of a group of people gathering in Leuven (or through our Internet live-video) to input references through the Open Commons website. Of course, we’ll try to make things agreeable by having drinks, food and music. Planning the event for the whole day also means we can take it easy and enjoy some conversation.

4. Participating

You are most welcome to participate! Don’t be shy, we’ll be happy and grateful for every participant, whether grad or undergrad student, layman or expert. All you need is a computer and internet connection. You can either join us physically in Leuven, or you can participate online. If you join the event in Leuven, don’t forget to bring your laptop with you.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Leuven or online! If you can’t join us, please share the information widely.

25 Apr 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Husserl-Archives Leuven

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