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Digital Reading, Human Reading

Abstract : Once upon a time, the preservation, the study, and the digitization of books were primarily justified by utilitarian needs: to obtain a qualification, or to hold down a job — or to share ideas, or to satisfy a hedonistic need derived from the pleasure of reading. Nowadays the building of corpora and the digitization of collections could replace books by « data », the consultation of which threatens a close engagement with the linearity of text. I will comment on examples chosen from the library of Le Mans, and from my own collection, to question this apparent under valuing of reading in favour of results derived by means of tools only partly under human control.
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Marie-Luce Demonet. Digital Reading, Human Reading. Summer school « Bibliotheca Digitalis. Reconstitution of Early Modern Cultural Networks. From Primary Source to Data », Médiathèque Louis-Aragon du Mans; CESR, programme BVH, Tours; DARIAH-EU; Biblissima, Jul 2017, Le Mans, France. ⟨halshs-03589302⟩



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