Reading in the digital archive

Towheed, Shafquat (2010). Reading in the digital archive. Journal of Victorian Culture, 15(1) pp. 139–143.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13555501003607776

Abstract

This article provides an overview of recent developments in digitizing nineteenth-century printed and archived material, and argues that while mass digitisation offers incredible opportunities for research and scholarship, it also increases the considerable distance between nineteenth-century reading practices and our own. Digitized content implicitly privileges certain types of reading practice and use which the extant printed material does not.

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