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Date of this Version

Winter 2009


Published in Documentary Editing vol. 30, nos. 3&4 (2008-2009): 28-35. Copyright 2009, Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.


In our current professional environment, there is a lot of energy and attention paid to the digital humanities and the dreamy new world it is ushering in, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to finance and publish large, sophisticated scholarly editions in print. Funding agencies are now demanding that editions be published in digital format, and the success of certain editorial projects in drawing in funds and attention--Ken Price's Walt Whitman Archive, for example--suggests that future developments in the field will likely require sophisticated engagement with computers.