My focus here has been primarily on webtexts that
straddle the print/digital divide—that is, transitional texts that
are print-like in some of their qualities and also have value-added affordances
of the Web. I have not focused on other publications, like those
Steve Krause discusses elsewhere in this issue (e.g., blogs, CMSes, self-published
websites, etc.), simply as a way to limit my study to a particular kind of
text that seems most prevelant in online scholarly journals, Kairos in
I encourage readers to try the assessment tool to analyze webtexts and other digital publications. Frequent use will identify the range of applicability of the tool as well as its limitations. Although the assessment tool is not the end-product of the study, hearing feedback from TPR stakeholders (and other readers) will benefit my own research, and should be of use to other practitioners invested in digital scholarship.
If you have any questions or comments about this webtext or
the assessment tool, please contact me via email: Allison Brovey
Warner. I look forward
to hearing from you. If commenters are willing, the editors will also post
feedback that they receive from the webtext on this page.