Visitor: Ken Hiltner, Professor of English, UC-Santa Barbara, Visiting Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute and Secretary of the Milton Society of America
Topic: Digital Editions as digital humanities projects
Kenneth M. Price, “Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What’s in a Name?” Digital Humanities Quarterly 3.3 (2009).
Take a look at the MLA draft Guidelines for Electronic Scholarly Editions (2002) and compare with the guidelines on the MLA site, approved by the committee for both electronic and print. Worry less about specific content and more about what you see as the significance of the official version as compared with the draft. Is the official MLA version an improvement? A step backward? Is there an assumption regarding electronic editions that they should conform to print form? What would a distinctively digital edition look like and how could it be distinguished from a print edition, if indeed it should be?
No further reading, but I want everyone to post a response to one or more of the above questions to our blog, or to post a comment in response to someone else’s blog response.