Leaping the Yawning Chasm - Converting Paper to SGML
As the world rushes to catch up with traditional publishing in the use of SGML/XML for rich data representation, the publishing industry itself is adapting to new electronic publishing paradigms. Large legacy data collections - such as those in libraries - amassed in the pre-electronic publication era, which, it was believed, could safely live forever as paper, are being migrated to SGML/XML and delivered electronically. The post-facto application of metadata to existing bodies of work presents a unique set of issues and challenges.
In this session we hear one of the most venerable and respected libraries in the world describe how they are using SGML/XML technology to make their collections available worldwide. And we hear from one of the world's foremost data conversion services on how they address the issues and challenges relating to getting masses of data on plain, old, paper into richly tagged SGML/XML.