NINES is a hypertext compendium that links almost half a million peer-reviewed digital documents on the 19th century. Contributing sites include such respected compendia as JSTOR, Project Muse, the Rosetti Archive, and 80 other academic digital humanities projects.

The NINES research proposal reveals a concern with an oft-overlooked question: how will the quality of the work and records continue to be maintained once the creators have moved on? It solves this problem through its federated model, allowing unified access to a vast corpus of academic work, and by adopting a peer-review process that it hopes will keep the site current and accurate.