The IDE has developed a catalogue of Criteria for Reviewing Digital Text Collections as a framework for the description and evaluation of digital text data sets. General criteria from the previous Criteria for Reviewing Scholarly Digital Editions have been integrated into the new catalogue. In addition, new criteria have been added that apply to digital text collections. The term ‘text collection’ is used in a broad sense to include all kinds of text data sets from a variety of disciplines, as, for example, linguistic corpora and digital archives.

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Besides its general purpose, the catalogue has been designed to support the writing of reviews for a special issue of RIDE on Digital Text Collections. More information about the special issue can be found on the RIDE website.

Criteria for Reviewing Digital Text Collections