Revolutionaries needed: peer review in early music digital scholarship and editions

Duguid, T. (2014) Revolutionaries needed: peer review in early music digital scholarship and editions. Early Music, 42(4), pp. 619-622. (doi: 10.1093/em/cau095)

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Despite recent interest in the relationship between technology and music research, literary scholars have led the way in the larger, related field of digital humanities. Music scholars have been aware of the transition in literary circles from written and printed media to digital media, but only now are these researchers beginning to consider the issues that digital humanists have long been debating. In particular, music scholars and performers have virtually ignored the issue of peer review for digital resources. This lacuna represents the most significant barrier for the creation and implementation of digital technologies in music research and editing. Without a mechanism by which individuals may receive credit for the hard work that goes into digital resources, most will direct their energies towards gaining peer review via traditional printed publications. This article argues for the creation of a mechanism for peer reviewing digital projects in music, noting the benefits of such a system for performers and researchers of early music.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duguid, Dr Tim
Authors: Duguid, T.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Early Music
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1741-7260
Published Online:08 October 2014

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