Informations and abstract
Keywords: Digital scholarly editions, Guicciardini, collaboration, methodology.
Following the stages of the collaborative elaboration of the prototype for the analytical digital edition of Guicciardini’s History of Italy (dir. Paola Moreno), this contribution examines the consubstantial merits and limits of initiatives born outside big DH centers, within a pre-existing group of specialists that did not include a confirmed digital philologist. The successful outcome of the experience is a result in itself, and shows that the standards developed by the scientific community for Digital scholarly editions can be adopted for this kind of projects. However, even if we used international standards for digital editions and a pre-existing solution, we had to adapt it for the purposes of the project, confirming the indispensability of the figure of the ‘tailor’, which is able to identify and implement the adjustments to be made in order to adapt the model to the measures of the project; a Manuzio 2.0 that, however, still does not seem to have a well-defined place in the editorial and institutional landscape.