ACLS Humanities E-Book is conducting an experiment on the delivery of its online humanities titles. Since its inception, HEB has combined page-image books with XML books to create a seamless structure for searching and browsing within both technologies.
HEB's collection of over 1,700 books now includes over 1,600 books in the page-image format. XML and page-image versions of 20 of these books are available side-by-side online for comparison at http://www.humanitiesebook.org/xml-backlist-exp.html
Once you have had a chance to look at the books online, you are invited to take a survey to help HEB evaluate the relative advantages of these two technologies and to help us plan for the future of HEB and related online resources.
After comparing several of the page-image and XML books, please participate in the survey by going to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=X8884CePveA_2f_2bQsQD8UNGA_3d_3d
Individual responses are strictly confidential. (Please note that in order to be entered in the free iPod touch giveaway, you must provide full contact information at the end of the survey.)
Overall results will be made available in Fall 2008 and in a subsequent White Paper.