Fluid Layering: Reimagining Digital Literary Archives Through Dynamic, User-generated Content

By Jon Saklofske1, INKE Research Team2

1. Acadia University 2. University of Victoria

This article promotes a theoretical evolution in the conceptualisation and operation of digital literary archives via NewRadial, a prototype archive application that models the following distinction: Whereas a digital edition continues to...

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This article promotes a theoretical evolution in the conceptualisation and operation of digital literary archives via NewRadial, a prototype archive application that models the following distinction: Whereas a digital edition continues to function as a primary source, the root of a secondary discourse field much like its print-based predecessor, the digital archive should be reconceived as a broader, active, dynamic public record, an information commons that substantiates a foundational collection of primary texts with a continuous aggregation of critical contexts and conversations that grow from that foundation.

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Original publication: Saklofske, Jon. (2012). Fluid Layering: Reimagining Digital Literary Archives Through Dynamic, User-generated Content. Scholarly and Research Communication, 3(4): 040155, 11 pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/src.2012v3n4a70