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The Current State of Scholarly Editions

  • Author / Creator
    Sondheim, Daniel M
  • This thesis examines and compares printed and digital scholarly editions from three separate but complementary perspectives. The overarching aim is to increase the understanding of the relative merits of printed and digital scholarly editions. The perspectives employed include a theoretical one, in which scholarly editions are situated within the context of media theory; a comparative one, in which particular printed and digital editions are compared with each other; and another comparative one, in which particular digital editions are compared with each other. The conclusion is that although digital scholarly editions offer new and exciting opportunities for research, printed ones also have advantages and are still useful for scholars.

  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Graduation date
    2012-09
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts/Master of Library and Information Studies
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3808C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • School of Library and Information Studies
    • Humanities Computing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Rockwell, Geoffrey (Humanities Computing)
    • Mackey, Margaret (Library and Information Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Gouglas, Sean (Humanities Computing)
    • Rathi, Dinesh (Library and Information Studies)