|Archive Name:||Oxford Text Archive|
|Host Institution:||Oxford University Computing Service|
|Contact Person:||Mr Michael Popham|
If the archive has a catalog in a standardized format, what fields does it
contain? If not, what contextual information about the resources are
collected? What other information would you like to collect if you could?
All bibliographic information relating to a text is stored in a TEI Header in SGML. Texts can be found using a searchable interface or there is a PDF version for printing.
If the electronic catalog conforms to some standard, please tell
us the name of the standard.
To what extent have the archived materials been cataloged
If there is an online public access catalog, please give its URL.
3.1 What geographical regions and languages are covered?
|Main Regions Covered:||Americas Asia Europe|
|Approx Number of Languages:||25|
|Main Languages:||English, Latin, Greek, French, German,|
3.2 Please give impressionistic estimates of the archive holdings for each of the data types.
Please list any other data types which are not included above,
or any other comments on the archive holdings:
What proportion of the holdings are unique to
the archive and not available elsewhere?
a significant amount
To what extent are the archive holdings published
electronically, where "published" means that there is
a well-defined procedure such that
anyone at all can get a standard copy of the data,
either on digital media or over the internet?
To what extent are the archive holdings accessible over the web?
a significant amount
Is permission required before materials can be accessed?
Is there any fee for materials?
How are author and/or editor defined for the electronic publications?
Is there a bibliographical citation method?
As defined by the TEI Header elements
Do the electronic publications have ISBN numbers?
What plans are there to expand the electronic publication of archive holdings?
Yes, we hope to expand as much as possible in the near future. We have an agreement with the Arts and Humanities Research Board (UK) which requires the recipient of a grant to offer any digital resources created by them during the grant period for deposit with a relevent AHDS Service Provider.
Who is the legal owner of archived materials?
The original creator assuming they have asked for the relevant permissions from the IPR holder. Depositors sign a non-exclusive agreement with the OTA.
Beyond legal ownership,
are there any asserted or perceived moral rights concerning
Do the holders of the archive see the original speakers or
their representatives as controlling publication?
I'm not sure what you mean here. All rights are retained by the depositor, we have no claim over the works except for the right to re-distribute them to others.
In cases where no electronic publication is planned, why is this so?
(e.g. funding, licensing, technical know-how, lack of interest).
? The OTA collects the output of others work, we do not create or comission any works ourselves.
Is any of the data in a proprietary format (e.g. MS Word)? If so,
are there plans to transfer it to an open standard (e.g., XML)?
Any data deposited in a proprietary format is archived in this state, but also converted in to a non-proprietary format (TEI Lite, XML)
Do you have any other comments about digital archives of
language material, or on this survey?