• Zur Materialität der historischen Quellen im Zeitalter der digitalen Edition

    Author(s):
    Georg Vogeler (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Digital Books, Digital Humanists
    Subject(s):
    Digital history, Digital humanities
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Digital Scholarly Edition, materiality
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TH5N
    Abstract:
    Preprint, to be published in: Historische Editionen im digitalen Zeitalter. Les éditions historiques à l'ère numérique : Bestandesaufnahme und Ausblick. État des lieux et perspectives, hg. v. Pascale Sutter u. Sacha Zala, Basel (Schwabe) The essay discusses the consequence of digital methods in scholarly editing of historical sources. It comes to the following conclusions: Documents cannot be studied without taking the material features into account. Digital methods enable the editors to document those features relevant for the critical analysis of the source. The physical text bearing document is unique. It can never be reproduced but only referenced. Images, verbal descriptions, transcription and even more sophisticated reproduction techniques are only selective. In the digital edition the International Resource Identifier (IRI) of the semantic web is the best way to represent the original. Verbal descriptions have their own right against digital images and analysis methods of material science. Images are the cheapest way of editing, as they convey much information although not accessible for people lacking the necessary palaeographical skills. But computers can extract information from images too. Verbal description needs controlled vocabularies to create machine readable versions of the human readable editions.
    Notes:
    Preprint, to be published in: Historische Editionen im digitalen Zeitalter. Les éditions historiques à l'ère numérique : Bestandesaufnahme und Ausblick. État des lieux et perspectives, hg. v. Pascale Sutter u. Sacha Zala, Basel (Schwabe)
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