Such Stuff as Footnotes Are Made On

Our time here may be fleeting (“Out, out brief candle!”) but footnotes are not supposed to be. When online citations extinguish, every discipline is befouled, because replication, at the heart of the research process, becomes difficult without stable archiving, which libraries used to provide.

It was called a book shelf, as in Shakespeare’s day. —Michael BugejaSuch Stuff as Footnotes Are Made On (Inside Higher Ed)