Documentary Editing, Association for

 

Date of this Version

2009

Document Type

Article

Citation

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

Comments

© 2009 The Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.

Abstract

The title of my talk tonight is “Why Documentary Editing Matters.” The question I seek to answer is critical, especially in an era that has seen rapid change in how we make information accessible.We need to know the answer to the question in order to explain our work to funders. But we also must also explain to ourselves why we choose to dedicate our energies to this endeavor. The significance of what we do is not based on how we publish our work, but in the value we add.