Witt, Jeffrey C. (2018). Digital Scholarly Editions and API Consuming Applications. In: Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces, 12, pp. 219-247. Norderstedt: BoD. ISBN 978-3-7481-0925-9

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Abstract

This article argues for the importance of a rigorous separation of the data of digital scholarly editions from the interfaces that display them. It is only when we are able to make such a separation, and in turn see our interfaces as API consuming applications, that we will be able to accommodate a plurality of innovative interfaces without redundancy and waste. As this paper will argue, the ability to a make such a separation requires a dramatic rethinking of the essence of a scholarly edition. The article first introduces in abstract what this rethinking looks like and then looks at one attempt to actualize this theory in the case of the medieval scholastic corpus. Through a number of examples of ongoing work, this article shows how such a paradigm shift enables the efficient construction of interfaces and that, because of this efficiency, a plurality of interfaces can be swiftly constructed in order to satisfy a wide variety of research interests.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Proceedings Item
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Witt, Jeffrey C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCID
Bleier, RomanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bürgermeister, MartinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Klug, Helmut W.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Neuber, FrederikeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, GerlindeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-91182
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik
Publisher: BoD
ISBN: 978-3-7481-0925-9
Volume: 12
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)
Language: English
Date: 2018
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Place of Publication: Norderstedt
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 219-247
Title of Book: Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/9118

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