Welcome to Digital Texts 2.0

Digital Texts 2.0 helps you to organize and share your digital texts. You can group your texts into collections, associate them with authors, assign tags and other useful metadata, and add your notes and comments. You can also join groups, see what your friends are reading, and share your texts and annotations.

Digital Texts 2.0 was undertaken by Dr. Stéfan Sinclair as an initiative to experiment with applying the principles of Web 2.0 to the realm of electronic texts. We intend to preserve and expose all of the existing qualities of digital texts (rich hypertextual associations, refined encoding practices, analytic affordances, etc.), while enhancing them with additional characteristics provided by Web 2.0 and social networking. Thus, it is a preliminary attempt to better understand the phenomenon of social networking and how it might be adapted to benefit the ways in which humanities scholars interact with electronic texts. More information about the research questions and methodology informing the project can be found on the Digital Texts wiki.