Wikisource and the Scholarly Book

  • Christian Vandendorpe University of Ottawa
Keywords: Reading tools, Interface, Layout, Annotations


Wikisource, a project of the Wikimedia foundation, is a growing online library aiming to provide well-edited texts thanks to an army of volunteers. In this paper, I try to assess the strengths of this project as well as its shortcomings and I make some suggestions that, if adopted, would make Wikisource the ultimate platform for reading and editing scholarly books.

Author Biography

Christian Vandendorpe, University of Ottawa
Christian Vandendorpe is Professor Emeritus in the Département de français at the University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5