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Modeling a Critical Approach: Metadata in ABsOnline

Johanna Drucker

in SpecLab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226165073
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226165097 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.003.0006
Modeling a Critical Approach: Metadata in ABsOnline

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This chapter discusses the SpecLab project called Artists' Books Online (ABsOnline). It explains that ABsOnline is a digital collection of facsimiles and metadata meant to provide a resource for access to and study of artists' books. This chapter suggests that ABsOnline was an exercise in the use of metadata as a modeling device within an intellectual project where the design of the intellectual field draws on digital techniques to shape and structure a critical approach.

Keywords: ABsOnline; SpecLab; artists' books; metadata; modeling device; intellectual project; digital techniques; critical approach

Chapter.  3138 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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