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Documentary Editing: Journal of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 30, Fall and Winter, Numbers 3 and 4: 2008-2009 ISSN 0196-7134


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As experienced editors, we sometimes see change as a negative—complaining about the paucity of funding, or about the new requirements that digital publishing has forced on our projects. But when you meet so many enthusiastic newcomers, it is hard to remain a pessimist.We have made great strides in the last thirty years, bringing our editions to a far broader segment of the public than the founders of ADE had ever thought possible.We have honed our practices, paving the way for new editors to follow using our publications in microfilm, book, and digital format as examples of best practices, a massive output that has provided an invaluable resource for the study of history to millions.