8.0153 Preparation of E-Scholarly Editions (1/39)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 25 Aug 1994 20:43:41 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0153. Thursday, 25 Aug 1994.
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 1994 22:50:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Electronic Scholarly Editions
The MLA's Committee on Scholarly Editions has decided
to tackle the job of drafting Guidelines for the
Preparation of Electronic Scholarly Editions.
These would be similar to the existing guidelines for
scholarly printed editions, spelling out in some detail
the considerations which editors should take into
account when preparing an electronic scholarly edition.
Given the rapidity with which both hardware and software
is changing, this is a challenging task, but with the
recent release of the _Guidelines for Electronic Text
Encoding and Interchange_ by the Text Encoding
Initiative, the moment seems propitious for such an effort.
CSE member Peter Shillingsburg, whose CASE program
(Computer-Assisted Scholarly Editing) is one of the
most successful applications of the computer to
scholarly editing, wrote a set of Principles for
Electronic Scholarly Editions which were distributed at the
MLA meeting in December of 1993. Both these and the
Guidelines for Printed Scholarly Editions are available in
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING OR COMMENTING UPON THEM,
PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL FORWARD THEM TO YOU
(SIZE: 30 K).
On the basis of responses to Peter's Principles, the CSE will
circulate draft Guidelines for comment, and then revise them on
the basis of those comments. We'll keep up this process until
we arrive at something that seems workable and has the
consensus of the scholarly community.
Charles Faulhaber Department of Spanish UC Berkeley, CA 94720-2590
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