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By Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox (Auth.)

One of many significant demanding situations dealing with librarians and curators of electronic repositories are the leading edge 'born electronic' files created by means of students within the humanities. those records diversity from the parsed corpora created by means of linguists to conventional reference info provided in digital databases, to wealthy, multi-media hypertexts combining audio, nonetheless and relocating video and textual content, and plenty of different types of fabric. Too frequently, librarians consider digital assets completely as supplying entry to subscription databases. This ebook encourages librarians to imagine holistically of the lifestyles cycle of digital assets from new goods being created at their establishment, to end-user entry, to long-term renovation of electronic resources.

  • Focuses on function of a electronic library within the entire lifestyles cycle (creation, entry, long-term upkeep) of electronic gadgets created by way of students within the humanities
  • Covers contemporary advancements in humanities computing and their implications for electronic libraries
  • Presents available technical information regarding fields resembling details retrieval and computational linguistics for a non-technical audience

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32. A translation of this work appears in Kepler and Rosen (1965). 33. Van Helden (1989) pp. 93–5. 34. htm#topics (accessed 19 February 2005). 25 2 Providing access to texts The baseline technology for scholars who study literary, historical and cultural materials with computational methods is the creation of machine-readable transcriptions of these texts. Many technologies and schemes exist for encoding texts, with the two most familiar perhaps being Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the markup format used for presentation of text on the World Wide Web.

Finally, in this example, the tags allow for the marking of features that are highlighted with typographical features in the text with the ‘rend’ attribute, encoding visual appearance such as italics or small capitals. Metadata The TEI also provides mechanisms for encoding metadata about the encoded document within the document itself rather than as part of a separate file. This ensures that important metadata are always attached to its electronic text and it allows digital library systems to extract catalogue data directly from the documents in the system rather than being entered separately by a cataloguer.

Arms (2000) and Pace (2003). 24 Introduction 16. g. Arms (2000) p. 9, Lesk (2004) pp. 13–17 and Witten and Bainbridge (2003) pp. 15–16. 17. Doctorow (2003). html (accessed 3 August 2005). Mann (2004) provides a representative sample. 18. Borgman (2000) p. 35 provides a survey of the relevant literature defining digital libraries. 19. e. the catalogue of the Museum for the History of Science meets the needs of scholars and the general public who want information about the objects in the museum).

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