Data Fabrication Services

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C-Series, C-Elect

C-Elect developed a series of software tools to allow high levels of automation in the production of SGML/XML and typeset pages for STM journals. Some of these tools have been developed from scratch and others are adaptations and customisations of existing products. The products prepare and convert legacy data to SGML and XML for publication, with tools and templates for SGML/XML editing, quality control, searching, typesetting, and batch paginations.

Contact: C-Elect

Data Conversion Laboratory

This company's service is to prepare content for electronic distribution and the Web by converting it from virtually all word processing and typesetting formats to structured formats like XML, SGML, OeB and HTML. DCL specializes in the implementation and management of large, complex conversion projects.

Contact: DCL

eFirst XML, Openly Informatics

A service that will build, host, and operate electronic journals. The service uses Openly Informatic's document conversion software and its XML technology, eFIRST XML, which formats scholarly articles both for print and online presentation. Journals may download and use eFIRST XML components without charge. eFirst XML is specifically designed to allow journal articles to be optimized for presentation both on the Web and in print using a single storage format by supporting references to multiple graphic and multimedia files.

Contact: Openly Informatics

Electronic Text Centre, University of New Brunswick Libraries

The Centre prepares and publishes electronic texts and images to standards, including SGML/XML encoded special collection texts and electronic journals. The Centre's imaging services include automated processes for capturing and archiving high-resolution digital images. As part of its mandate, the Centre lends technical and educational support institutions for the development of Web-based publishing projects.

Contact Person: Lisa Charlong

ePublishing Services, Apex

ePublishing creates high-value, high-impact digital assets, including full-text databases, abstract and indexing databases, and digital library collections. These digital assets are highly functional, intensely linked, and fully indexed and cross referenced.

Contact: Apex

String Information Services

String Information Services provides comprehensive digitization services covering a multitude of formats and media. Other services include universal data conversion solutions, pre-press services, directory building, and data harvesting.

Contact Person: Prashant P. Kothari