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Wikisource and the library

The previous blog entries this week have done an excellent job of illuminating the limitations and benefits of both Wikisource and the library. Much like Miso and Olivia, my concern is that continually pitting Wikisource against the library gives the … Continue reading

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What’s the Rationale?

If for McGann, the “Rationale of Hypertext” is based on the “decentralizing” character of hypertextual archives (“that fabulous circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere”), then what is the Rationale of the Library? It seems to me … Continue reading

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Wikisource, libraires, and the works within them

I agree with many of the points that have been made about Wikisource and the possibilities associated with hypertexts and the digital libraries that contain these works. As McGann points out, hypertext allows scholars to make connections between texts, images, … Continue reading

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Is existing simultaneously an option? Wikisource AND the library

This week I found myself searching for inspiration to write this blog post. Despite reading over my colleagues’ posts and reviewing the class readings again, I still struggled to find a particular subject that caught my interest. The main reason … Continue reading

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Isn’t Something Better Than Nothing?

In the debate between Wikisource and the library, I am torn. I consider myself to be an “old soul”, and place value in traditional things like books. However, as my colleagues can attest I’m sure, there is nothing more frustrating … Continue reading

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Wikisource vs. the Library

It is hard to pick a side when both the library and Wikisource, in essence, work to accomplish the same noble goals: to disseminate and preserve information. Both have limitations and benefits, as Puneet illustrates in her blog entry. While the … Continue reading

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What is valuable about a library without copyright?

Wikisource describes itself as “the free library anyone can improve”. Like all wiki projects, it sets out to clearly define what it is and what it includes. As such, the terrain for this library is: Source texts, translations of original … Continue reading

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