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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2020

A ‘Reversible Figure Annotation System’ for the Born-Digital Critical Edition of d’Holbach’s Complete Works

Ruggero Sciuto

Abstract

While traditional paper editions normally cater to a very selected audience of like-minded scholars, digital editions can hope to reach a much wider readership, including both specialists and non-specialists. But how is the annotation in a digital edition to meet the needs of such a diverse audience? In this chapter I present an efficient and user-friendly 3-level annotation system, the ‘reversible figure annotation system’, which I developed while working on Digital d’Holbach, a Mellon-funded, born-digital edition of Paul-Henri Thiry d’Holbach’s complete writings. On this model, a single set of notes can be so structured as to cater to very different audiences, meaning that the edition can hope simultaneously to be user-friendly and cost-efficient.

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