New Left Review


‘Established for forty years as a key journal of the international Left, NLR has been transformed since 2000 into a new resource for the new century. Its range covers world politics and the global economy; state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory; history and philosophy; cinema and literature; heterodox art and aesthetics....’

Print subscribers to the journal gain access to its online archive. The website is run from TEI-compliant XML documents, of all NLR issues since January 2000.

Technical background:

‘We decided on TEI after trawling the Internet for some real and workable solution to the problem of publishing on-line editions of the journal. We produce the initial XML files for each article from a plug-in to InDesign that Jacob applies once he has done the type setting for the printed issue. This is then processed by a succession of XSLT stylesheets with some manual intervention, which ultimately produces the HTML web pages. In fact the last transformation generates an ASP file as this gives us the ability to easily protect the pages so they can only be read by subscribers. Originally we wanted to generate pages ‘on-the-fly’ but as we rent our server space this proved impractical in the short term. This, however, is the ultimate goal. There are also plans to reuse the composite XML files for libraries, eg. on CD-ROM.’ (Glenn Williams of Scala Computer Services Ltd, 26 Oct 01)


Jacob Stevens
New Left Review
6 Meard Street
London W1F 0EG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 8830
Fax: +44 (0)20 7439 3869

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