John Anderson papers
||Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS),
of Sydney Library
||Dr Creagh Cole, Coordinator, Scholarly Electronic Text
and Image Service (SETIS) (email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone
02 9351 7408 or fax 02 9351 7290)
description: John Anderson was Professor of Philosophy at the
University of Sydney and an influential figure in Australian cultural and
political life through his lectures at the University between 1927 and 1955.
This project aims to prepare digital versions of lecture notes written and
delivered by Professor John Anderson between 1927 and 1955.
|URL of site:
|URL for project information:
||Notes from lectures delivered between 1927 and 1955 are
available and the collection will grow with the addition of articles and
pamphlets, images and a sound file of Anderson singing "The Sydney Blues".
|Digitisation policy and priorities:
||Digitisation policy - library oriented partly to
creation of digital texts in humanities - following text encoding initiative
||November 1997 - ongoing
|Budget and funding:
||No funding at present.
||Digitisation undertaken inhouse and by a private
company. Many created in-house. All encoded in-house. SETIS aims to provide
training at the University of Sydney and beyond in the use of SGML for creation
||Text files SGML encoded using DTD of Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI). Some texts include 400dpi black and white TIF images of each
page (Web available as GIF/JPEG lower resolution) - illustration images in
JPEG. Software used: Open Text 5 Search Engine. Hardware: X-terminals linking
to IBM RS 6000J servers, IBM PCs, Power Macs; Omni Page 8, Adobe Photoshop 3
for image capture. Storage devices: Unix Server, backup. SGML encoding chosen
to give the best chance of platform software independence. Problems however
with suitable search engines and their ability to recognise SGML elements -
only two widely used at present on the Web, as far as I know.
|Cataloguing and indexing:
||Each text file includes full TEI header containing
bibliographic information, statements about creation, encoding, editorial
comment etc. Each will also appear in University of Sydney Library catalogue.
Project managers wishing to update the details of their
Australian digitisation projects, should send
the changes to ALG Administration.
Last modified: October 20 2009.