E-texts and the SBL Handbook of Style
Danny has a fine post: Electronic editions of texts and the SBL style
in which he makes sensible suggestions for citation styles for e-texts from Bible software packages. The issue is not trivial, because I sense as Danny does "After all, it is the way the citation looked in my footnotes that caused Mike and Craig to object to them
." that many of my colleagues' preference for citing paper works comes from the ugly citation styles (and/or from ignorance of the proper style to use ;-0 for e-texts.
So how about a session at CARG devoted to recommending citations styles for e-texts, which could then go to the proper quarters to be included in the next edition (ten years is a very long
time in scholarship in the 21st century ;-) of the SBL Handbook of Style.
Labels: biblical.studies, biblical.studies.online, bibliography, digital