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Delivering Electronic Texts Over the Web: The Current and Planned Practices of the Oxford Text Archive

Research paper by A. Morrison

Indexed on: 01 Apr '99Published on: 01 Apr '99Published in: Computers and the humanities



Abstract

This paper is an overview of some recent developments within the Oxford Text Archive (OTA). Specifically it focuses on the use of various forms of metadata used within the OTA, including the manipulation of the TEI header, as a means of assisting in the discovery and delivery of resources from the OTA. The paper explores the use of metadata throughout the Arts and Humanities Data Service as a whole, and how this has facilitated the building of an integrated gateway to digital humanities resources. Finally there is a brief discussion on how the OTA currently provides access to its holdings via the WWW and a look at some possible future developments.