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HIGHWIRE ACT: DATA CONVERSION LABORATORY HELPS STANFORD UNIVERSITY BRING SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING TO THE INTERNET

FRESH MEADOWS, NY-JANUARY 22, 2001 - What happens when you have content for 225 scholarly publications to put online each month, and thousands of researchers are waiting for it? How do you convert such a volume of data, accurately and on time?


In a case study recently published on Data Conversion Laboratory's website (www.dclab.com), Kathryn Henniss, production manager for HighWire Press, details how this Stanford University website came to choose Data Conversion Laboratory to convert text, tables and graphics into SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) for a significant portion of the 225 scholarly publications HighWire posts online each month.  “We realized early that if HighWire was to be successful, we needed to stay within our core service competencies—namely, working with scholarly publishers and their customers—and outsource tasks like data conversion to companies with that kind of expertise,” Henniss said.


"HighWire presented a particular challenge to Data Conversion Laboratory; namely an ongoing SGML conversion of thousands of pages of complex data, from many different sources, on a time-sensitive basis. We also recognized the fact that this is the future of technical and scholarly publishing, and we have a chance to be on the forefront. We were glad to seize the opportunity, and glad HighWire has chosen to continue using us," said Mark Gross, president of Data Conversion Laboratory.


The complete case history can be downloaded from Data Conversion Laboratory's website.



Data Conversion Laboratory is the leader in implementing complex data conversion solutions for publishers, governmental agencies and businesses working with evolving new technologies.  Data Conversion Laboratory supports XML, SGML and all major electronic formats.  Since 1981, the company has extracted, reorganized and repurposed data for a diverse roster of clients, including: the Library of Congress, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Harcourt, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott and Reed Elsevier (Reference) as well as the New York Public Library.