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PDCC Announces Conversion Projects

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PDCC Announces Conversion Projects

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Pacific Data Conversion Corp. (PDCC) has announced the recent completion of four separate conversion projects.


PDCC has converted the 1985 issues of 15 journal titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in accordance with the APA's proprietary SGML DTD (Document Type Definition). This is the sixth journal conversion that PDCC has performed for the APA in the past year. This project brings the total number of pages digitized by PDCC from the APA legacy file to more than 76,000. Previous conversions have included journals published in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The resulting files have been mounted on APA's Psyc-ARTICLES databases.

Based in Washington, DC, APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. With more than 159,000 members, APA is also the largest association of psychologists worldwide, according to the announcement.

University of Arizona

PDCC's book-conversion project for the University of Arizona comprised 10 books; all are in the public domain. They provide information about the history of the southwestern U.S. in general, and Arizona in particular. The resulting files eventually will be mounted on the university library's Web site.

According to the announcement, the text was digitized in accordance with the XML application of the TEI-Lite DTD. Color and black-and-white images were provided as 600-dpi Group 4 TIFF and 72-dpi JPEG twin sets. The project was coordinated by the Digital Library Initiatives Group in the university library, and was funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant. …

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