Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 53: 1-17 (2005)

原著論文Original Article

デジタル画像を用いた刊本の校合の手法Towards collation with digital images

慶應義塾大学文学部(非常勤講師)Faculty of Letters, Keio University (part-time lecturer) ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

受付日:2005年1月7日Received: January 7, 2005
受理日:2005年5月19日Accepted: May 19, 2005
発行日:2006年1月25日Published: January 25, 2006

With hand press books, there can be variants within the same setting, as a result of corrections made while the print run is in progress. These “stop-press variants” provide important clues to reconstruct the process of book production and discover practices unique to certain printing houses. Without collation, stop-press variants are very difficult to detect because they can be rather subtle.

This article reviews methods and instruments that have been used to collate printed books in the past, such as the Hinman Collator. It goes on to describe the merits and demerits of these methods, and define the necessary and desirable requirements for collation—especially for collation of early printed books in Europe. This paper proposes a new approach to precise collation that makes use of the superimposition of digital images. In addition to being less costly, this approach is more detailed, more precise, and easier to implement than previous methods. Furthermore, it provides an objective way to identify di#erences. Two methods of applying the principle of superimposition, static and dynamic, are given along with technical details and software requirements. A case study is also discussed.

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