“Considering the Scholarly Edition in the Digital Age”: A White Paper From Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions
Considering the Scholarly Edition in the Digital Age was released earlier this month by the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions.
From the Preamble and Statement of Purpose of the White Paper:
The main focus of this document is definitional: we examine in turn the three major elements of the “digital scholarly edition” and explore their significance for the ways editions are read, used, and evaluated. In particular we consider a set of crucial features that we take to be fundamental to scholarly editing: transparency, accuracy, appropriateness of method, clear and responsible documentation, and the exercise of critical judgment in representing a full account of the textual situation at stake. We conclude by reflecting on the CSE’s own responsibilities in the light of these definitions.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.