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Text files in libraries Present foundations and future directions

Text files in libraries Present foundations and future directions Libraries must actively support humanities text files, but we must remember that to focus exclusively on texts tied to specific systems is to put ourselves in opposition to the needs of the researchers we intend to serve. A working model of the sort of system and resource provision that is appropriate is described. The system, one put in place at the University of Michigan, is the result of several years of discussions and investigation. While by no means the only model upon which to base such a service, it incorporates several features that are essential to the support of these materials standardized, generalized data the reliance on standards for the delivery of information and remote use. Sidebars discuss ARTFL, a textual database the Oxford Text Archive InteLex the Open Text Corporation the Text Encoding Initiative TEI the machinereadable version of the Oxford English Dictionary, 2d edition and the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Text files in libraries Present foundations and future directions

Library Hi Tech , Volume 9 (3): 38 – Mar 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/eb047825
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Abstract

Libraries must actively support humanities text files, but we must remember that to focus exclusively on texts tied to specific systems is to put ourselves in opposition to the needs of the researchers we intend to serve. A working model of the sort of system and resource provision that is appropriate is described. The system, one put in place at the University of Michigan, is the result of several years of discussions and investigation. While by no means the only model upon which to base such a service, it incorporates several features that are essential to the support of these materials standardized, generalized data the reliance on standards for the delivery of information and remote use. Sidebars discuss ARTFL, a textual database the Oxford Text Archive InteLex the Open Text Corporation the Text Encoding Initiative TEI the machinereadable version of the Oxford English Dictionary, 2d edition and the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities.

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Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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