How to agree on the meaning of a term that can be interpreted in so many ways? This is what the C2DH proposes:
The term “digital source criticism” is a compound. It refers to what historians have always done - critically assess the origin and value of a historical source - and the need to apply the same principle to the digitised and born-digital sources that are currently available on the web.
Of the many questions to ask, these can be regarded as key: