This book provides an up-to-date, coherent and comprehensive treatment of digital scholarly editing, organized according to the typical timeline and workflow of the preparation of an edition: from the choice of the object to edit, the editorial work, post-production and publication, the use of the published edition, to long-term issues and the ultimate significance of the published work. The author also examines from a theoretical and methodological point of view the issues and problems that emerge during these stages with the application of computational techniques and methods. Building on previous publications on the topic, the book discusses the most significant developments in digital textual scholarship, claiming that the alterations in traditional editorial practices necessitated by the use of computers impose radical changes in the way we think and manage texts, documents, editions and the public. It is of interest not only to scholarly editors, but to all involved in publishing and readership in a digital environment in the humanities.

chapter |10 pages


chapter 1|26 pages

Traditional and Emerging Editorial Models

chapter 2|28 pages

Modelling (Digital) Texts

chapter 3|20 pages

Modelling Text Transmission

From Documents to Texts, and Return

chapter 7|22 pages

Using Digital Scholarly Editions

chapter 8|24 pages

Trusting the Edition

Preservation and Reliability of Digital Editions