May 23, 2010
Hot Type: No Reviews of Digital Scholarship = No Respect
An editor at a traditional scholarly journal knows what to do with a print monograph in the humanities or social sciences: Find a qualified reviewer to read it and write about the contribution it makes—or doesn't. Yet create an online interactive archive or digital scholarly edition, and the same editor probably won't know what to do with it.
There were hardly any journal reviews, for instance, of the monographs in the much-pushed Gutenberg-e digital-history