Beyond Remediation: The Role of Textual Studies in Implementing New Knowledge Environments

Alan Galey, Richard Cunningham, Brent Nelson, Ray Siemens, Paul Werstine


This article considers the role of textual studies in a digital world and reviews the work of a particular group of digital textual scholars. Specifically, the article examines the work of the Textual Studies team at the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project (, a group of digital textual scholars working on user experience, interface design, and information management with the goal of better understanding how reading is changing in the context of digital media.  INKE’s work rethinks what the book can become and aims to generate prototypes to be shared on an open-source basis with the public.


Textual studies; INKE; Research plan; Digital media; Digital book history; Textuality; Prototyping

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