Slide 5 of 10
If we look at the majority of scholarly texts that in different ways are published on the net a clear trend is observable: They are neither non-linear or dynamic.
Could it be that the fixity and linearity are important for the presentation of a coherent and complex scholarly argument? And that scholarly texts must take a form that can be studied, criticized and made part of the citable scholarly record?
When focusing on the archives on the net the picture is somewhat different. We appear to be in the midst of a process of hypertextualization where semantic relations that were formerly just that, semantic, are being build into the archive as active mechan
It is also to some degree a process of textualization because we interact with archives only through their representation on the screen, which is predominantly textual.
I think the effects of hyperlinking are most important in the zone of textuality that exists between texts and archives - what I for lack of a better term will label second order textuality. To study the changes taking place here we need a framework to de