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Reading in the digital archive

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

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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.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1355-5502
Keywords: history of reading; digitization; nineteenth-century readers; nineteenth-century newspapers; material archives; Internet Archive; Google Books; e-reading; 19th Century British Library Newspapers Online
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 19993
Depositing User: Shafquat Towheed
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2010 10:41
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 02:13
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