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Textual curators and writing machines: authorial agency in encyclopedias, print to digital
Abstract Wikipedia is often discussed as the first Wikipedia is often discussed as the first of its kind: the first massively collaborative, Web-based encyclopedia that belongs to the public domain. While it’s true that wiki technology enables large-scale, distributed collaborations in revolutionary ways, the concept of a collaborative encyclopedia is not new, and neither is the idea that private ownership might not apply to such documents. More than 275 years ago, in the preface to the 1728 edition of his Cyclopædia, Ephraim Chambers mused on the intensely collaborative nature of the volumes he was about to publish. His thoughts were remarkably similar to contemporary intellectual property arguments for Wikipedia, and while the composition processes involved in producing these texts are influenced by the available technologies, they are also unexpectedly similar. This dissertation examines issues of authorial agency in these two texts and shows that the “Author Construct” is not static across eras, genres, or textual technologies. In contrast to traditional considerations of the poetic author, the encyclopedic author demonstrates a different form of authorial agency that operates within strict genre conventions and does not place a premium on originality. This and related variations challenge contemporary ideas concerning the divide between print and digital authorship as well as the notion that new media intellectual property arguments are without historical precedent.rguments are without historical precedent.
Abstractsub Wikipedia is often discussed as the first Wikipedia is often discussed as the first of its kind: the first massively collaborative, Web-based encyclopedia that belongs to the public domain. While it’s true that wiki technology enables large-scale, distributed collaborations in revolutionary ways, the concept of a collaborative encyclopedia is not new, and neither is the idea that private ownership might not apply to such documents. More than 275 years ago, in the preface to the 1728 edition of his Cyclopædia, Ephraim Chambers mused on the intensely collaborative nature of the volumes he was about to publish. His thoughts were remarkably similar to contemporary intellectual property arguments for Wikipedia, and while the composition processes involved in producing these texts are influenced by the available technologies, they are also unexpectedly similar. This dissertation examines issues of authorial agency in these two texts and shows that the “Author Construct” is not static across eras, genres, or textual technologies. In contrast to traditional considerations of the poetic author, the encyclopedic author demonstrates a different form of authorial agency that operates within strict genre conventions and does not place a premium on originality. This and related variations challenge contemporary ideas concerning the divide between print and digital authorship as well as the notion that new media intellectual property arguments are without historical precedent.rguments are without historical precedent.
Bibtextype phdthesis  +
Has author Krista A. Kennedy +
Has keyword Agency + , Authorship + , Cyclopaedia + , Encyclopedia + , Intellectual Property + , Wikipedia + , Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication +
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Has remote mirror http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/53663  +
Has webcitation mirror 67doZBGbf  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 25  +
Title Textual curators and writing machines: authorial agency in encyclopedias, print to digital +
Type doctoral thesis  +
Year 2009 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 May 2012 00:20:04  +
Categories Publications without published in parameter  + , Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without DOI parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Doctoral theses  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 May 2012 00:22:28  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. July 2009  +
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