This site has been archived as part of King's Digital Lab (KDL) archiving and sustainability process, following background analysis and consultation with research leads wherever possible.

Project content and data has been stored as a fully backed-up Virtual Machine and can be made available on request (depending on access controls agreed with the Principal Investigator) for a period of at least 2 years from the decommissioning date indicated below.

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At its inception, KDL inherited just under 100 digital research projects and websites. Aware of the intellectual and cultural value of many of these projects, with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, KDL took on its responsibility to the community to steward them in a responsible manner. When the options of setting up a Service Level Agreement for further hosting and maintenance with KDL and/or undertaking migration to IT Services at King’s or other institutions were deemed infeasible or inappropriate, the archiving process was initiated.

We would like to thank research leads, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, and partner institutions, for their support in this process.

For further information on KDL archiving and sustainability process see:

Project name

The Commonplacer

Project partners

Text Creation Partnership, University of Reading, British Academy

Decommission Date

August 2018

Archive URL(s)

Additional links

Internet Archive


The Commonplacer was a web-based tool that allowed you to edit, adapt, and rewrite texts to create your own editions. It was designed to work in conjunction with the search tools available on the Verse Miscellanies Online website and allowed you to search for text via various criteria, and to cut and paste text into your own workspace, where you could edit texts. The Commonplacer aimed to draw attention to editing as an interpretive practice, as a means of not just making but also using and interpreting books, and to the malleability of the text, which can be enhanced through the digital medium.

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