Electronic Text Services

We provide consultation, training, and Web publishing expertise for the creation of electronic text resources for IU Bloomington.  Consultations and services range from developing encoding strategies to delivering texts online. DCS also supports the electronic text technologies and standards based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), utilized by the IU Libraries.

We offer the following with respect to electronic text projects:

  • Project planning — needs assessment, outsourcing, cost analysis, determining encoding benchmarks, document analysis, encoding requirements, quality control, web site implementation
  • Full text generation — optical scanning (OCR), re-keying, transcription
  • Encoding — Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), other document-centric XML-based markup
  • Training and outreach — Instruction on TEI, EAD, and other XML-based markup, scanning, and full text generation
  • Technical assistance — text transformations using XSLT and other XML-related</li> technologies, functional requirements for Web delivery of e-texts, Web site design for e-text content

The following electronic text projects are supported by the IU Libraries:

If you are interested in developing an electronic text project or resource, and you would like more information or an initial consultation, please contact Nick Homenda, Digital Initiatives Librarian.