[Humanist] 23.155 why dig

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Mon Jul 13 07:17:28 CEST 2009


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 155.
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        Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:26:29 -0400
        From: "Holly C. Shulman" <hcs8n at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.150 why dig
        In-Reply-To: <20090711071248.A60AB31FCC at woodward.joyent.us>


I would like to add here a comment about documentary editors in the field of
history and mining.  I think on some level that is what the research
connected to documentary editing is all about: digging into a document with
a kind of depth and connectedness that is not always undertaken for history
of the 19th and 20th century -- the information-rich areas of history.  I
would love to hear ideas from anyone out there for how they might wish to
reap the benefits of these editions in ways that would bring data together
through innovative techniques.

Holly Shulman, Founding Director, Documents Compass and Editor, the Dolley
Madison Digital Edition, University of Virginia


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