A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose and its Users ― Paper vs. Web-based Edition

By November 17, 2016,
Page169-179
AuthorEllert Thor Johannsson, Simonetta Battista
TitleA Dictionary of Old Norse Prose and its Users ― Paper vs. Web-based Edition
AbstractOrdbog over det norrøne prosasprog/A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose (ONP) is a historical dictionary project at the Department of Scandinavian Research at the University of Copenhagen and covers medieval Old Norse material found in prose texts from the oldest written documents to early modern times (Old Icelandic 1150-1540 and Old Norwegian 1150-1370). After the publication of the first four volumes of an intended thirteen volume printed edition, a decision was made to change the format of the dictionary to a digital edition available online. This new medium has had to accommodate the already published printed material as well as unprinted and not fully edited material. In this article, we discuss how the change in ONP’s format has provided the user with some benefits in working with the dictionary material, but also some new challenges. We compare the features of the printed volumes to the features of the online version and in doing so address some key questions that relate to the perspective of the user and how the digital version can be further improved.
SessionThe Dictionary-Making Process
Keywordshistorical dictionary, electronic publication, digitalization
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-010,
author={Ellert Thor Johannsson and Simonetta Battista},
title={A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose and its Users ― Paper vs. Web-based Edition },
pages={169-179},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2014},
month={jul},
date={15-19},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},
isbn={978-88-88906-97-3},
}
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