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Guidelines for SGML Text Mark-up at the Electronic Text Center

David Seaman, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia


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Appendix IV: Recordable CD-ROMs

Some simple precautions:


UVA only: Cataloging the CD-Rs we create:

  1. Write the CD. Click here for guidelines.

  2. Label jewel case with the 12-digit CD id number.

  3. Create a file listing from the CD: to write out the contents of a CD to a file, go to DOS and issue the following command:
    dir d: /s >c:\data\filename.txt
    where filename is the last eight digits of the ID number of the CD.

  4. Open CD Cataloging web form, naming it after the last eight digits of the CD id number. Fill in the blank fields.

  5. Filter the header. The SGML version will appear in etext/Done/cd/cd-out.

  6. Combine the header and the list of files into a single file.

For more information, see the following:

The Commission on Preservation and Access: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/cpa/

"Permanence, Care and Handling of CDROMs" (Kodak): http://www.kodak.com/daiHome/techInfo/permanence.shtml

National Media Laboratory: Media Stability Studies (magnetic tape, optical disk, paper, microfilm)

Preserving Digital Information. Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information.

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