We have discussed EEBO Interactions frequently on emob. EEBO Interactions is an innovative digital networking space within EEBO that allows for bibliographical and critical dialogue. Its twin goals are attractive: EI facilitates discussion between readers and EI editors; it also allows readers to talk directly to one another within EI. When the editors recently asked me to serve as an editor for EI, it seemed like an opportunity to help expand that dialogue.
Before accepting the appointment, I made clear my commitment to emob, and to its frank and candid assessment of digital resources, including EEBO. Once I realized the editors had no problem with that, I gladly agreed to serve as an editor. The new digital universe requires dialogue between commercial and scholarly interests: emob fosters such discussion; EEBO Interactions provides a second and different kind of forum for such dialogue.
I hope some of you will consider taking a look at EEBO Interactions and perhaps even experiment with becoming contributors. I also look forward to ongoing discussions of EI on emob and to hearing suggestions from you about the potential of this promising academic network and ways it might best be put to use.