Beyond Browsing and Reading: The Open Work of Digital Scholarly Editions


  • Jon Saklofske Acadia University INKE
  • Jake Bruce Acadia University INKE



INKE, NewRadial, social edition, prototype, scholarly edition, environment, visualization, adapter, database, node, edge, group


INKE’s Modelling and Prototyping group is currently motivated by the following research questions:  How do we model and enable context within the electronic scholarly edition?   And how do we engage knowledge-building communities and capture process, dialogue and connections in and around the electronic scholarly edition?  NewRadial is a prototype scholarly edition environment developed to address such queries.  It argues for the unification of primary texts, secondary scholarship and related knowledge communities, and re-presents the digital scholarly edition as a social edition, an open work and shared space where users collaboratively explore, sort, group, annotate and contribute to secondary scholarship creation.

Author Biographies

Jon Saklofske, Acadia University INKE

Jon Saklofske is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, 10 Highland Avenue
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6.  Email:

Jake Bruce, Acadia University INKE

Jake Bruce is a recent Honours Graduate in Computer Science from Acadia University, 27 University Avenue Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6.  Email: