Library Scholarly Publishing Office Monthly Report: October 2000
continues for the Scholarly Publishing Office and implementation begins. This
month the SPO proposal was finalized and passed on to the Director for final
approval. Once this approval is obtained, we will begin to share information
about our services with the rest of the library. As part of the proposal, job
descriptions were created for the Acquisitions Coordinator, Programmer, and
Interface Designer. A five-year budget plan was also created.
were also completed and are available for review.
parallel to unit planning, we moved ahead in work on several fronts.
Significant strides were made on converting the Michigan Quarterly Review
backfile and on obtaining permission to move ahead on digitizing Cross
Currents. We have also compiled a substantial list of editors and publishers
compiling list of scholarly publishers on campus and preparing informational
for the Philosopher's Imprint
tagging rules for encoding Word files in Quark.avenue
creating documentation on procedures for creating PDF and XML files from Phil.
Imprint Word files
for The Medieval Review
met with TMR editors & staff in Kalamazoo and demonstrated the Journal
Management System, as well as updated them on developments at SPO, and
discussed other issues of concern to them in future.
setting up validation and indexing process for articles submitted via journal
for the Michigan Quarterly Review
Quark files of back issues of MQR (1997-present) from Sans Serif and evaluated
them for conversion to XML
tagging rules for avenue.quark based on Sans Serif files
(with David Rosenfeld) to transform files to XML
FileMaker database to store header information for articles from back issues.
on publication opportunities with Slavic Department
and put Cross Currents online.
letter of permission from Ladislav Matejka to digitize last six issues of CC
talked informally with CREES, Slavic Dept., and Matejka about their suggestions
for other publications & projects.
exploratory work on print on demand
relationship with vendor to produce books from existing digital files (i.e. MoA
method for selectors to request print replacements
method for individuals to request print replacements for library
methods for individuals to be able to purchase print replacements
issues of branding and marketing reprints.
meeting was held with Preservation staff and Christie Stephensen of DLPS to
discuss the implications of print on demand, possible workflow and
relationships with a printing and binding vendor. Carla Montori has
established a conversation with Acme bookbinding in Massachusetts about working
for the Library in this capacity and received some samples of their work.
Several important questions were raised at this meeting that involve collection
development decisions and the library’s role in entrepreneurial
undertakings such as selling reprints from the collection. A meeting is
scheduled for November to discuss several of these issues.
a conversation with Nancy Lin of the NYU project center about authoring tools
and ways to enable cross-referencing and linking for monograph authors.
ACLS project managers report on the backlist formations is that “we have
a board of historians now (individually) looking at different concentrations on
the list to bring together the first 500 or so titles and we hope to have that
wrapped up by November 15. Some lists are already complete and we'll be going
after licensing agreements with the copyright holders on that, so things are
moving along well.”
Directory of Ethnic Organizations
to release the directory was received from Otto Feinstein. We are now working
with Chuck Ransom on the upgrading and release process. Minor updates were made
to the management database.
Annotated Bibliography of the French Revolution
new activity) It appears updates to the original document is ongoing and so
will likely complicate conversion. Currently, no release is anticipated before
the summer of 2001.
and release BMP Index
PDCC for keyboarding.
the Index to the Transcripts of the French Political Trials.
Browse by Year and modified web templates
with Herrada -- awaiting updated intro text, possibly graphics
handbook and shared outline internally for comment.
budget and determined amount of final scanning.
much energy to the correct accounting of an errant payment to DIT. Work on
continues for the MoA4 kickoff event; we have narrowed down a list of potential
speakers and planned a tentative program. We are now seeking funding support.
as liaison to DLPS for Arts of Citizenship, Making of Ann Arbor and the Saline
Historical Photographs project.
meeting was held at AADL to discuss further development for the MoAA project,
including possible funding by the Ann Arbor Historical Society.
work on tools and methods
(finalized?) avenue.Quark tagging rules and BBEdit script to tranform Phil.
Imprint, MQR, and other journal articles
David Rosenfeld in using avenue.Quark, BBEdit and FileMaker
collaboration and intra-library cooperation
continued work on transforming BAS SGML to FileMaker format.
aided Stephenson in bringing to phase one of the ArtStor DAMS overview.
met with Hodges re DLI web site; he is going to do some experimentation with
best ways to maintain the site.
has continued to work with the Exchange & Gifts database, trying to locate
documentation about its creation and about FoxPro in general. We are currently
experiencing difficulty exporting the data.
met with Hilary Nunn to discuss requirements for a tracking database for EEBO
participated in the meeting with Ann Gow of the University of Glasgow to
discuss digitization processes and practices for the NINCH survey on best
met with David Gard, a Masters Student doing an environmental impact study on
delivering print and electronic library materials, to discuss MoA4 processes
met with CMDC to discuss the developing policy and guidelines for long-term
retention and preservation of digital materials.