'Commentary' and 'Explanatory Note' in Editorial Studies and Digital Publishing [chapter]

2020 Annotations in Scholarly Editions and Research  
In Editorial Studies, documenting the work of an editor, e.g. by creating critical comments and explanatory notes while reconstituting and analysing original documents, is a central task. However, a conceptual distinction between different types of such annotations is often lacking. This chapter proposes a distinction that is based on document theory and modelling approaches that cover the digitization and processing of documents. In summary, a distinction is made between 'commentaries', which
more » ... mmentaries', which justify the determination of the form of a document, and 'explanatory notes', which assist in conveying a document to an assumed readership. A technical implementation of the proposed annotation model for critical editions is presented on the basis of common document description languages in digital publishing.
doi:10.1515/9783110689112-016 fatcat:ix7kznmmwndp3mwcm7ah6d4gyu