By Anne Welsh, on 25 January 2011
Many thanks to all those who came along to the painless introduction to paper in the brave new digital world.
The object of the painless introductions is to spark discussion and collaboration. Some of the topics covered today included:
- content versus carrier and the impact of format on text and text on format
- Darnton’s communications circuit
- case study: Watermarks in incunabula printed in the low countries (WILC)
- case study: the Scottish Government’s Burns iphone app
- case study: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing – Robert Burns. Poems chiefly in the Scottish dialect
- versioning online and in print
- the Wicked Bible
- the impact of book design on e-book design – Van de Graaf’s secret canon
- the Reading Experience database (RED)
- archiving publishing and other corporate records
- what happens when records are destroyed?
If you are a book historian who would like to give a guest talk to our MA LIS / MA ARM / MA Digital Humanities Historical Bibliography students, or who would like to speak about other potential collaborations, please get in touch (email or twitter works best).