Editions in the Cambridge University Press Electronic Publishing series are typically based upon SGML encoding. Three examples are described below:
Cambridge University Press Samuel Johnson: A Dictionary of the English Language on CD-ROM
Edited by ANNE McDERMOTT,
University of Birmingham
This is the first electronic edition of one of the most important works ever compiled in English. Dr Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language remains a major resource for and cornerstone of the English language. The CD-ROM presents the key 1755 and 1773 Editions, both of which have been available previously only in expensive text facsimiles. Here the texts of both Editions have been transcribed and may be viewed side by side. In addition, digitized images of all the original pages are supplied. The software allows rapid searching of both Editions of the Dictionary for words, phrases, headwords, quotations and source-authors.
The text underlying this CD-ROM has been encoded in SGML in the implementation of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). The electronic Johnson's Dictionary is structured as a series of <entryFree> elements, each containing a single dictionary entry in either edition, with all the <entryFree> elements grouped into <div> elements corresponding to the ordering of the entries in the two editions here presented. The entry for 'nidget' on the CD-ROM may serve as an example of its SGML/TEI encoding:
<div id="JDICTENTB-272NID" type="both">
<ptr type="D4" target="J4NIDGET-1">
<entryFree id=J1NIDGET-1" n="272" type="1">
<pb sig="18E1r" macfile=":1:1300:1365.1"
<etym>[corupted from <hi rend="ital">nithing</hi> or <hi rend="ital">niding.</hi> The opprobrious term with which the man was anciently branded who refused to come to the royal standard in times of exigency.]</etym>
<def> A coward; a dastard.</def>
<quote> There was one true English word of greater force than them all, now out of all use; it signifieth no more than abject, baseminded, false-hearted, coward, or <hi
<ptr type="D1" target="J1NIDGET-1">
</entryFree id>="J4NIDGET-1" n="272" type="4">
.. the fourth edition entry for nidget follows..
The CD-ROM was published by Cambridge University Press in March 1996 and is available at a price of £195.00/$295.00 (standalone). More details may be obtained from Kevin Taylor, Manager of Reference and Electronic Publishing, Cambridge University Press, who may be e-mailed at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, citing ISBN 0 521 55765 8. See also http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/pubgroups/reference/Johnsontop.html.
Cambridge University Press Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM
Edited by PETER ROBINSON,
University of Oxford and De Montfort University
The Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM is the initial release in The Canterbury Tales Project from Cambridge. The CD-ROM presents transcriptions, collations and digitized images of all 58 pre-1500 manuscript and print versions of Chaucer's famous poem - an important section of The Canterbury Tales. We provide on a single disk the material which Chaucer scholars have until now had to travel around the world to view in different libraries. The software allows sophisticated searches of all the manuscripts of The Wife of Bath's Prologue simultaneously, and there are notes, articles, collation software and spelling databases, giving scholars rapid and flexible access to a large archive of information of a kind never before realised.
The first lines of the transcription of British Library Additional MS 5140 (Ad1) on this CD-ROM may serve as an example of the SGML/TEI encoding of witness transcripts:
<div type="wit" id="Ad1">
<head>Ad1: Transcript</head><pb id="FWBAd188r"
<L id="WB1Ad1" n="1"><hi ht="3" rend="orncp">E</hi>xperience &virgule; thouℏ noon auctorite</L>
<L id="WB2Ad1" n="2">Were in this worlde &virgule; is ryht y now to me</L>
<L id="WB3Ad1" n="3">To speke of wo &virgule; that is in mariage</L>
<L id="WB4Ad1" n="4"> For lordyngis &virgule; syn that y was twelve yeer of age</L>
<L id="WB5Ad1" n="5"> Thanked be god &virgule; that is eterne a lyve</L>
<L id="WB6Ad1" n="6"> Husbondis at the cherche do&rflou; &virgule; y haue hadde fyve</L>
<L id="WB7Ad1" n="7"> For y so ofte haue I weddid be</L>
<L id="WB8Ad1" n="8"> And alle &virgule; we&rflou; worthi men in her degre</L>
<L id="WB9Ad1" n="9"><ptr type="gl"
target="WB11g1Ad1"> But me was tolde certay&nflou; &virgule; nat long ago is </L>
The CD-ROM was published by Cambridge University Press in June 1996 and is available at a price of £150.00/$240.00 (standalone). More details may be obtained from Kevin Taylor, Manager of Reference and Electronic Publishing, Cambridge University Press, who may be e-mailed at <email@example.com>, citing ISBN 0 521 46593 1. See also http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/pubgroups/reference/chaucer.html.
Cambridge University Press The World Shakespeare Bibliography on CD-ROM 1990-1993
Edited by JAMES L. HARNER,
Texas A&M University
This CD-ROM contains over 12,000 separate records of material on Shakespeare published between 1990 and 1993, including not only details of books and articles but also of book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audio-visual materials and electronic media. The entries are annotated and their scope is international, with coverage of material in 75 languages. There will be annual updates that extend the Bibliography to include both older and newer material, until the period 1900 to the present day is contained on one disk. The World Shakespeare Bibliography on CD-ROM will quickly become the major source of reference information for Shakespeareans across the world, and the only electronic archive of its kind.
The first entry on this CD-ROM may serve as an example of its SGML/TEI encoding:
<div id="w94-Gen-Fes" code="w94-10-05">
<head> Festschriften and Analyzed Collections</head>
<bibl id="w94-1" n="1">
<name type ="principal"> Ackley, Katherine Anne,<name>
<resp type="author"> editor.</resp>
<title type="main"> Women and Violence in Literature: an Essay Collection.</title>
<head>Women and Violence in Literature</head>
<series> (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 1271.)</series>
<imprint> New York and London: Garland, 1990. xxi + 325 pp. <date> 1990</date>
<note type="ed"> [Includes one essay on Shakespeare.]</note>
The CD-ROM was published by Cambridge University Press in February 1996 and is available at a price of £150.00/$240.00 (standalone). More details may be obtained from Kevin Taylor, Manager of Reference and Electronic Publishing, Cambridge University Press, who may be e-mailed at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, citing ISBN 0 521 55627 9. See also http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/pubgroups/reference/Worldshakeb.html.