Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership
ProQuest Information and Learning has created digital images for the 125,000 titles in the English Short Title Catalog, which includes English language texts from 1475-1700 listed in Wing, Pollard and Redgrave, and the Thomason Tracts. These form the Early English Books Online database (see that listing.) Working together, the University of Michigan and the University of Oxford have proposed an international initiative supported by the research library community to create structured SGML text files (all full text searchable)for a significant portion of this collection, and are serving as production sites for the project. 25,000 volumes have been targeted for conversion over a five year period. The encoded texts will link to the ProQuest Information and Learning images. As of July, 2002, almost 900 books are available through the EEBO TCP.