I'm excited to share a digital edition of Susanna Collet's 17th-century commonplace book, held at @MorganLibrary.

@zoe_braccia & I made it using @digitalmappa. It features a full transcription/facsimile & a searchable library of Collet's source texts.
digitalbookhistory.com/colletscommonp… screenshot of the digital e...
Collet was a member of the religious household at Little Gidding ca. 1630s. Her commonplace book is remarkably structured: one half scripture excerpts, organized by topic, the other half secular excerpts organized under the same topics. More about it here: digitalbookhistory.com/colletscommonp…
In working with the manuscript, @zoe_braccia tracked down the sources of nearly excerpt. The edition highlights any variance between a source text and Collet’s copy using @digitalmappa’s hyperlinked assets. I discuss the significance of these differences in #CutCopyPasteBook. textual variance as shown i...
There are surprisingly few digital editions of commonplace books, especially given how the genre lends itself to digitization. What we've made isn't perfect but we hope it helps others think through/with these types of books. More about that here: digitalbookhistory.com/colletscommonp…

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The whole hiring and publishing economy has been shifted by 2010s-era blogging and Twitter. I and probably you have had professional opportunities we would not have without social media. Those coming up in this brutal profession see that.
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