Documentary Editing, Association for


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Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 2, Number 3, September 1980. ISSN 0196-7134


© Association for Documentary Editing, 1980. Used by permission.


Book reviews in many ways are more important for the documentary publication than the monograph. In the latter case the book is published, reviewed, and in a sense forgotten. Multiple volume documentary editions, published over a long period, should receive and, indeed, require constant review, each new volume being compared with the preceding ones. The importance of reviews is no less for smaller selective editions of only a few volumes or on microforms. For the documentary edition, much more a reference book than the monograph, reviews should inform potential users of its utility and help to maintain quality.