Enhancing Existing Content By Transforming Books to Databases
The University of Iowa Libraries has converted a few print texts to databases, working with an in-house programmer and web developer. These are resource intensive projects, so we do few of them and only for items that are institutionally important. In each case, we are re-envisioning the print text to see how it can be most effectively used online and as such are not merely hosting a previously published PDF but creating a new way to interact with the material. This presentation discusses issues and considerations that have come up in the process.
Wendy C. Robertson. "Enhancing Existing Content By Transforming Books to Databases" Electronic Resources & Libraries. Austin, Texas. Feb. 2011.
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