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Newspapers and periodicals have long been recognized as indispensable resources for those interested in all aspects of the nineteenth century, but they remain neglected due to difficulties working with the large and complicated print archive. In The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age, Mussell provides an accessible account of how this archive has been transformed through digitization. Now that it is relatively accessible, he argues that we cannot afford to continue to ignore this material. However, we must be able to understand both the complicated forms of newspapers and periodicals and how they have been transformed by various digital resources. In this book, Mussell situates both the print and the digital within a broader media history and argues that the way to understand a culture is through its media, whether this is in the nineteenth century, or today.


Description

Newspapers and periodicals have long been recognized as indispensable resources for those interested in all aspects of the nineteenth century, but they remain neglected due to difficulties working with the large and complicated print archive. In The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age, Mussell provides an accessible account of how this archive has been transformed through digitization. Now that it is relatively accessible, he argues that we cannot afford to continue to ignore this material. However, we must be able to understand both the complicated forms of newspapers and periodicals and how they have been transformed by various digital resources. In this book, Mussell situates both the print and the digital within a broader media history and argues that the way to understand a culture is through its media, whether this is in the nineteenth century, or today.


Reviews

"This is a thought provoking book and many of the arguments made by the author, particularly about the design of digital resources and the importance of teaching digital literacy in the classroom are equally applicable to the digital humanities in general." - Hugh Cahill, Lambeth Palace Library, CILIP Rare Books Newsletter (95, Aug 2013)
 


Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: From Front Page to Home Page
From the Margins and For the Margins: Studying the Nineteenth-Century Press Today
Bibliographic Codes and Visual Modes: The Role of the Visual on Page and Screen
Editions and Archives (with Suzanne Paylor)
Newspapers and Periodicals in Class
Conclusion: We Have Always Been Users
Bibliography


Authors

JAMES MUSSELLLecturer in English at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (2007) and one of the editors of the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) (2008).