Understanding the Social Edition Through Iterative Implementation: The Case of the Devonshire MS (BL Add MS 17492)

Constance Crompton, Alyssa Arbuckle, Raymond Siemens


This article reports on the ongoing social edition-building process.  Using the social edition of the Devonshire Manuscript as a case study, the authors assess the scholarly potential of editing in public with contributions and feedback from the existing knowledge communities surrounding Wikibooks, Wikipedia, Twitter, and other social media spaces. Working at the intersection of academic and social media culture, they share the feedback of their advisory board, Twitter followers, and Wikipedia editors.



Social edition, collaboration, knowledge community, textual editing, social media.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22230/src.2013v4n3a118


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