There are a number of excellent articles on online text-bases, some of them online. Below is a preliminary list of items. As additional entries are received, they will be entered in the bibliography listed under the “Pages” link on the blog’s home page. Please refer to that link for the most updated version of the bibliography.
Robin C. Alston, “The History of ESTC,” The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual 15 (2004), 269-329. http://www.r-alston.co.uk/review.htm
Hugh Amory, “Pseudodoxia Bibliographica, or When is a Book Not a Book? When It’s a Record” In The Scholar & the Database: Papers Presented on 4 November 1999 at the CERL Conference Hosted by the Royal Library, Brussels, ed. Lotta Hellinga, 2 (2001), 1-14.
Kevin Berland, “Formalized Curiosity in the Electronic Age and Uses of On-line Text-Bases,” The Age of Johnson 17 (2006), 392-413.
Peter W. M. Blayney, “The Numbers Game: Appraising the Revised STC,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 88:3 (1994), 353-407.
Peter Damian-Grint, “Eighteenth-Century Literature in English and Other Languages: Image, Text, and Hypertext,” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.
Gabriel Egan and John Jowett, “Review of the Early English Books Online (EEBO),” Interactive Early Modern Literary Studies (January 2001), 1-13 http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/reviews/jowetteebo.htm
Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser, “Early Modern Digital Scholarship and DEEP: Databases of Early English Playbooks,” Literature Compass Online: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2008.00577.x
Kevin Franklin and Karen Rodriguez’G, “The Next Big Thing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science Computing: 18thConnect,” HPCWire (November 24, 2008), 3 pp. http://www.hpcwire.com/industry/academia/The_Next_Big_Thing_in Humanities_Arts_and_Social_Science_Computing_18thConnect_35010199.-html
Ian Gadd, “The Use and Misuse of Early English Books Online,” Literature Compass Online: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2009.00632.x
Sayre Greenfield, “ECCO-Locating the Eighteenth Century,” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer (Jan. 2007), N.S. 21:1 (2007): 1-9.
Robert D. Hume, “The ECCO Revolution,” http://trials.gale.com/nerl/documents/ECCO%20Whitepaper.pdf
William A. Jackson, “Some Limitations of Microfilm,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 35 (1941), 281-88.
George Justice, “The ESTC and Eighteenth-Century Literary Studies,” Literature Compass Online: http://wip.literature-compass.com/18thcentury/view_LICO_002.asp
Diana Kichuk, “Metamorphosis: Remediation in Early English Books Online (EEBO),” Literary and Linguistic Computing 22:3 (2007), 291-303.
Thea Lindquist and Heather Wicht, “‘Pleas’d By a Newe Inuention? Assessing the Impact of Early English Books Online on Teaching and Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 33:3 (2007), 347-60.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6W50-4N7RD86-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&-_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000050221&-_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=-f3de976995f1591bd11a1407b2732363
Shawn Martin, “EEBO, Microfilm, and Umberto Eco: Historical Lessons and Future Directions for Building Electronic Collections,” Microform & Imaging Review 36:4 (2007), 159-64. http://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/66/
Shawn Martin, “Digital Scholarship and Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities: Lessons from the Text Creation Partnership,” Journal of Electronic Publishing 10:1 (2007), http://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/54/
Shawn Martin, “Collaboration in Electronic Scholarly Communication: New Possibilities for Old Books,” Journal of the Association for History and Computing 9:2 (2006), http://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/53/
Shawn Martin, “Reaching Out: What do Scholars Want from Electronic Resources?” Proceedings of the Association for Computing in the Humanities, (2005), http://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/52/
James May, “Some Problems in ECCO (and ESTC),” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer N.S. 23:1 (Jan. 2009), 20-30.
James May, “Accessing the Inclusiveness of Searches in the Online Burney Newspapers Collection,” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer N.S. 23:2 (May 2009), 28-34.
James E. May, “Who Will Edit the ESTC? (And Have You Checked OCLC Lately?),” Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography, n.s. 12 (2001), 288-304.
John P. Schmitt, “Early English Books Online,” The Charleston Advisor 4:4 (2003), 5-8. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/charleston/chadv/2003/-00000004/00000004/art00005
Henry L. Snyder and Michael S. Smith, eds., The English Short-Title Catalogue: Past, Present, Future (New York, AMS Press, 2003).
Matthew Steggle, “Knowledge Will be Multiplied,” Digital Literary Studies and Early Modern Literature,” In A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companionDLS/
Stephen Tabor, “ESTC and the Bibliographical Community,” The Library 7th ser., 8:4 (2007), 367-86.
Simon Tanner, Trevor Muñoz, and Pich Hemy Ros, “Measuring Mass Text Digitization Quality and Usefulness: Lessons Learned from Assessing the OCR Accuracy of the British Library’s 19th Century Online Newspaper Archive,” D-Lib Magazine 15.7/8 (2009).
William Proctor Williams and William Baker, “Caveat Lector. English Books 1475-1700 and the Electronic Age,” Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography 12 (2001), 1-29.