Citable?

People often ask why we make such a fuss about Hypertext Bible project publications being "citable".

Websites change. One of the advantages of electronic publication on the Internet is that material can be updated live as an wen one needs. BUT this means that if you quote or make reference to a website the words and pictures may be different when I visit. This is a pain for students and scholars!

So, Some scholarly material on the web is now both peer reviewed (that is other scholars have checked its quality) and stable (that is the publisher has promised not to change it, but rather to publish a new edition as well) and so if you cite (either by quoting or reference) such a site the material will be identical in ten or twenty years time.


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Copyright (c) Tim Bulkeley 2007