TEI: New Left Review

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[email from Glenn Williams, 26 Oct 01]
Electronic PublishingPolitics and JournalismEnglish (including Old/Middle English)21 September 2007Chris Ruotolo Converted to TEI P5 11 December 2001

Stuart BrownMinor edit; added to doclist; URL and contact info all checked and OK.

6 November 2001

Lou BurnardCreated new record

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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)


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