What Scholarly Editors Need to Help us Make Sense Together in the Digital Age

Peter M. Robinson

Abstract


This paper will argue that the single greatest effect of the digital revolution on scholarship is not that it is giving us near-instant access to resources through multiple digital libraries, or that it offers multiple new publication possibilities, or that it supplies many new tools – databases, analytic programs, and more. Rather, the single greatest effect of the digital revolution is that it is is empowering a new model of collaboration, and hence new modes of readership and study, among scholars, and between scholars and readers. This is particularly true of scholarly editing.

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