Reading in the digital archive

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



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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