This questionnaire aims at collecting information about what users expect or want from a digital edition. In this questionnaire, a digital edition is broadly defined as an edition or transcription of a text that makes use of digital technologies to enhance users' access and experience of the source material. It can be a completed or an ongoing project, and does not necessarily have to provide a critical commentary. A mere replica of a printed edition is, in this instance, not considered to be a digital edition.
The questions build upon the feature list provided by the Catalogue of Digital Editions [https://github.com/gfranzini/digEds_cat and https://dig-ed-cat.eos.arz.oeaw.ac.at/], and the answers obtained will be examined against the editions currently contained in the Catalogue to compare the user needs of the community with the digital editions that have been built by the community.
The questionnaire contains 20 questions and is completely anonymous. We don’t ask for demographic information such as age, gender, ethnicity or religion. The results will be made publicly available and will be also included in Greta Franzini's PhD dissertation. Creators of digital editions may wish to consider these results for the improvement of their existing projects or in preparation for the development of new ones.
The questionnaire should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and closes on 30th April 2017. Please share it with colleagues and friends who might be able to contribute! For further information about this questionnaire or about how the data will be used, please contact Greta Franzini at g.franzini.11(AT)ucl.ac.uk