Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics

Edited by Gabriel Egan

Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics

Edited by Gabriel Egan

Distributed for Iter Press

218 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $52.00 ISBN: 9780866984492 Published January 2010
Contents
Editor’s Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Introduction
Gabriel Egan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Part One. Creating Electronic Publications: The Politics
and Pragmatics of Tools, Standards, and Skills . . . . . . 15
The Impact of Computers on the Art of Scholarly Editing
Peter Shillingsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Digitizing George Herbert’s Temple
Robert Whalen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
A First-Principles Reinvention of Software Tools for Creative
Writing and Text Analysis in the Twenty-First Century
Jeff Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Mechanick Exercises: The Question of Technical Competence
in Digital Scholarly Editing
Alan Galey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
A Historical Intermezzo: Is TEI the Right Way? . . . . . . . 103
SGML, Interpretation, and the Two Muses: A Critique of TEI
P3 from the End of the Century
Ian Lancashire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Lancashire’s Two Muses: A Belated Reply
Murray McGillivray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Part Two. Disseminating Electronic Publications:
The Politics and Pragmatics of Publication . . . . . . 137
How We Been Publishing the Wrong Way, and How We
Might Publish a Better Way
Peter Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Open Access and Digital Libraries: A Case Study of the
Text Creation Partnership
Shawn Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
From Edition to Experience: Feeling the Way towards
User-Focussed Interfaces
Paul Vetch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
The Book of English: Towards Digital Intertextuality and
a Second-Generation Digital Library
Martin Mueller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Afterword
John Lavagnino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
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