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Opening the book: data models and distractions in digital scholarly editing

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This article argues that editors of scholarly digital editions should not be distracted by underlying technological concerns except when these concerns affect the editorial tasks at hand. It surveys issues in the creation of scholarly digital editions and the open licensing of resources and addresses concerns about underlying data models and vocabularies, such as the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative. It calls for solutions which promote the collaborative creation, annotation, and publication of scholarly digital editions. The article draws a line between issues with which editors of scholarly digital editions should concern themselves and issues which may only prove to be distractions.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Cummings J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Digital Humanities

Year: 2019

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Pages: 179-193

Print publication date: 01/07/2019

Online publication date: 16/05/2019

Acceptance date: 16/05/2019

Date deposited: 17/05/2019

ISSN (print): 2524-7832

ISSN (electronic): 2524-7840

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


DOI: 10.1007/s42803-019-00016-6


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