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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 459.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 20:03:31 +0000
             From: "Jennifer de Beer" <jennifer@grove.uct.ac.za>
             Subject: OTA Guide to Creating and Documenting Electronic

               OTA Guide to Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts

    The Oxford Text Archive is pleased to announce the web publication of
    "Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts", a new guide to take users
    through the basic steps involved in creating and documenting an
    electronic text or similar digital resource. The guide is available


    A printed version will also be published by Oxbow Books later in the
    year. For more information, please contact Oxbow Books, email:
    oxbow@oxbowbooks.com, +44 (0) 1865) 241249, fax: ++44 (0) 1865)
    794449, URL: http://www.oxbowbooks.com/

    The guide is intended as a reference work for individuals and
    organizations involved with, or planning, the digitization of texts or
    similar material. As electronic texts are not limited to a specific
    discipline, genre, period, or language, the guide aims to recommend
    good practice and standards that are relevant to a variety of
    projects. The authors have tended to concentrate on those types of
    electronic text that, to a greater or lesser extent, represent a
    transcription of a non-electronic source, rather than the category of
    electronic texts which are primarily composed of digitized images of a
    source text (e.g. digital facsimile editions). Many of the guidelines
    are, however, more widely applicable.

    The guide includes a glossary and a bibliography of recommended
    reading, and offers guidance about:

    Document Analysis
    Digitization - Scanning, OCR, and Re-keying
    Document Markup
    Important Global Standards
    Documentation and Metadata

    The guide is the first of two created by the Oxford Text Archive as
    part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service publication series Guides
    to Good Practice in the Creation and Use of Digital Resources
    http://ahds.ac.uk/public/guides.html. The series aims to provide
    guidance about applying recognized good practice and standards to the
    creation and use of digital resources in the arts and humanities.

    Oxford Text Archive
    web: http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/
    email: info@ota.ahds.ac.uk


    Jennifer de Beer
    Cape Library Cooperative (CALICO) & INFOLIT
    c/o the Adamastor Trust
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Tel: +27 (0)21 686-5070 Fax: +27 (0)21 689-7465
    E-mail: jennifer@adamastor.ac.za
    Regional Research Update: http://www.adamastor.ac.za/Academic/rru/index.htm
    CALICO: http://www.adamastor.ac.za/Academic/Calico/portal.htm
    INFOLIT: http://www.adamastor.ac.za/Academic/Infolit/default.htm

    Complex machines are an emergent life form
                             The Post-Human Manifesto 8.13

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