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Subject: DTD for ejournal archiving

DTD for ejournal archiving

From: Marilyn Geller <marilyn.geller>
Date: Monday, December 10, 2001
In the Fall of 2001, under the auspices of a Mellon Grant to explore
ejournal archiving, Harvard University Library contracted with
Inera, Inc. to review a variety of DTDs (SGML Document Type
Definition) from selected publishers. The study focused on two key
questions:  Can a common DTD be designed and developed into which
publishers' proprietary SGML files can be transformed to meet the
requirements of an archiving institution?  If such a structure can
be developed, what are the issues that will be encountered when
transforming publishers' SGML files into the archive structure for
deposit into the archive?  The requirement of the archival article
DTD was defined as ability to represent the intellectual content of
journal articles. This study is now freely available at:

The following ten publishers and hosting services contributed their
DTDs, documentation and samples for use in this study:

    American Institute of Physics
    Blackwell Science
    Elsevier Science
    Highwire Press
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pubmed Central
    University of Chicago Press
    John Wiley and Sons

We encourage all interested parties to read and comment on this
study. Comments may be sent to Marilyn Geller, Project Manager
(marilyn.geller [at] mindspring__com) and Bruce Rosenblum, primary author
(bruce [at] inera__com).  Please feel free to distribute this message to

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