About The Center
Electronic Text Projects:
Findings & Guidelines
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Significant changes in publishing have occurred
as a result of electronic publishing technology and its blending with networked
information. Since the summer of 1996, librarians have complemented other
electronic publishing projects by creating electronic texts from print
In some cases, the electronic texts were
part of larger World Wide Web exhibits. In others, they represent an electronic
version of rare, out-of-print works related to the Southwest.
From the outset, we have identified several
- What lessons can we learn about copyright?
- What are the best formats to use when creating e-texts? For example,
when should we choose Adobe's PDF over creating an HTML version; are there
cases when both (or other) formats are appropriate?
- What can we learn about file size and resolution?
- How can we develop an electronic text archive without any additional
staff to support it?
- Can we conduct any research related to our projects?
- How can we assess if our electronic texts are used by students, faculty,
- How do we identify what print volumes are candidates for creating e-text
- What constitutes acceptable results from Optical Character Recognition
- What sorts of value-added features can we add?
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