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Ancient Books Collation in Chinese Literature Studies
|關鍵字:||古籍整理;數位化古籍;中國文學研究;ancient books collation;digitized ancient books;Chinese Literature studies||摘要:||
The aim of “Ancient Books Collation” is to rearrange the text for efficient use, which by processing and organizing the text without modifying the contents. It seems that the research community of Chinese Literature Study pays more attention to further studies based on the results of collation than the work of collation itself, there are neither studies focus on how the collation been processed, nor empirical proof in place of personal views. As digitized materials migrating into the Chinese Literature Study, more and more evidences show that digitized ancient books do change how the research data is processed.
In order to reveal the insides of ancient books collation, the author tried to construct the steps and procedures of process, as well as distinguishing the changes caused by digitized ancient books and revealing the opinions from Chinese literature scholars towards integrating the digitized materials into the research process. The author took the approach of case study, with semi-constructed interview and card sorting tool. Collected data from those who have conducted ancient books collation and interacted with digitized ancient books by purposive sampling.
The results show that there are three stages of ancient books collation: “initiative”, confirming the status of ancient books; “material arranging”, organizing and processing the text; “publishing”, writing and publishing the results of collation work and further studies. Each stage contains multiple activities, with specific purpose, tasks and methods. The author also finds that there is no significant difference in tasks after applying digitized ancient books in collation. However, the application of digitized ancient books does change how the researchers conducting the tasks, including the methods and the processing of materials. It indicates that digitized ancient books enhance the efficiency of work because the computing technologies. Towards the end of this research, the author did not find any evidence to show that transferring materials from printed to digitized brings new research topics for “Ancient Books Collation” The interviewed researchers point out that digitized ancient book is regarded as a supplemental tool for the work, the interviewees still prefer to adopt printed materials for their research. Digitized ancient books are considered providing a convenient and efficient work place, but the quality issues such as mistakes and omission in contents, still lead to insecure and low tendency to use the materials as authorized resources.
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