ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL PUBLISHING
|Academic year||2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||ELEMENTI DI EDITORIA DIGITALE|
|Course code||LM1610 (AF:231573 AR:113181)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Master's Degree Programme (DM270)|
|Educational sector code||INF/01|
Over the past decade, the "electronic edition" has become a new dissemination tool for scholarly publishing, bringing about different perspectives of both fruition and utilization of the texts themselves. Nevertheless, it should be underlined how the meaning of "electronic edition" might be vague and ambiguous. On the one hand it may correspond to the mere scanning process of a paper document. On the other hand it may refer to the product of multimedia process which is characterized by specific features, such as hypertextuality and interactivity.
With this in mind, the purpose of the present module is to disambiguate the definition of "electronic edition", through a critical review of the epistemological assumptions of Digital Humanities. Starting with a brief overview of the history of the discipline, this module will focus on the main issues of textual editing, attempting to show the several advantages deriving by a scholarly use of digital resources.
Particular attention will be paid to the following aspects:
- The notion of standardization;
- The encoding systems with reference to medieval texts;
- The several levels of textual mark-up.
By dealing with the issues mentioned above, the students will develop practical skills in mark-up language and related tools involved in a digital project.
B) Compulsory bibliography:
Pierazzo, Elena (2015), Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, Models and Methods, Routledge.
TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange, http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/
C) For absolute beginners in ecdotics:
Luiselli Fadda, Anna Maria (1994 o ristampe succ.), Tradizioni manoscritte e critica del testo nel Medioevo germanico, Roma-Bari, Laterza, Parte terza: Il recupero storico del testo (capp. VI-VII-VIII).
- Open questions allow to test the acquisition of knowledge, critical thought, as well as specific skills (i.e. how to encode a text).
- Knowledge and understanding: checked through content questions;
- Applying knowledge and understanding: checked through practical exercises, such as the encoding in XML-TEI of a short text;
- Making judgements: checked through methodological questions;
- Communication skills: checked through open questions (whether students ommunicate their conclusions clearly and unambiguously, as well as the knowledge and rationale underpinning these);
- Learning skills: evaluation of the students' autonomy of judgement.
- Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book