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"Born Digital" Scholarship

"Born Digital" Scholarship refers to scholarly publications of a digital nature whose electronic form is inherent to the scholarship itself. This is in contrast to conventional scholarly publishing whose electronic form merely enhances its accessibility. Examples of "Born Digital" scholarship include

  • Hypertext-dependent scholarship (websites)
  • Databases and data sets
  • Electronic editions (with scholarly apparatus or metadata) of primary texts and digital objects.
  • Multi-media-dependent scholarship (incorporating animation, video, audio, etc.)

Scholarship within emerging digital forms suffers from a lack of recognition due to its form and the absence of established standards for assessing non-print (or print-modeled) forms of scholarly communication.

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