Years after starting FromThePage, we realized it is fundamentally a documentary editing platform. As we’ve gone about educating ourselves on documentary editing — and improving FromThePage with what we learned — we’ve found some resources we think might be interesting to anyone running a transcription project, whatever their discipline.
The Editing of Historical Documents
G. Thomas Tanselle
This essay was originally published in the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia’s Studies in Bibliography (31 , 1-56, University Press of Virginia), and republished as a chapter in Tanselle’s Selected Studies in Bibliography (University Press of Virginia, 1979), copyright by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, all rights reserved.
The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia has digitized Studies in Bibliography 31, and it is now available online as a PDF here. It remains available in an HTML version here.
All links current as of February 2017.
Interest in editing scientific manuscripts is increasing also, as evidenced by a Conference on Science Manuscripts in Washington on 5-6 May 1960; one of the papers presented was Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., “Editing a Scientist’s Papers,” Isis, 53 (1962), 14-19, which takes Benjamin Franklin as its principal example.
Available as a PDF (with registration; $10.00 to download) via the University of Chicago Press Journals, DOI: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/349526
Available as a PDF (with registration; $14.00 to download) via JSTOR, DOI: http://www.jstor.org/stable/227825
WorldCat DOI: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4637001118
Also cited by:
Harry Woolf, Aleida Cattell. (1963) Eighty-Eighth Critical Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (To 1 January 1963). Isis 54:4, 515-667.
Available free to read online as a PDF (with registration; $10.00 to download) via the University of Chicago Press Journals, DOI: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/349789
Robert L. Brubaker. (1967). The Publication of Historical Sources: Recent Projects in the United States. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 37(2), 193–225.
Available for free via JSTOR (with registration; $14.00 to download), DOI: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4305762
Esther Y. Dell, Suzanne M. Shultz. (2014) Conserving Digital Resources: Issues and Future Access. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 11:3, 124-133.
Available as HTML or PDF (with registration, $41.00 to download) via Taylor & Francis, DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15424065.2014.937657