Expectations of Digital (Textual) Editions


This page will provide the results of a survey entitled 'Expectations of Digital (Textual) Editions', published on 29th March 2017 and closing on 30th April 2017.

The questionnaire, available here, aims at collecting information about what users expect or want from a digital edition. In this questionnaire, a digital edition is broadly defined as an edition or transcription of a text that makes use of digital technologies to enhance users' access and experience of the source material. It can be a completed or an ongoing project, and does not necessarily have to provide a critical commentary. A mere replica of a printed edition is, in this instance, not considered to be a digital edition. The questions build upon the feature list provided by the Catalogue of Digital Editions, and the answers obtained will be examined against the editions currently contained in the Catalogue to compare the user needs of the community with the digital editions that have been built by the community.