Whether your policy is Paid Access, Public Access, or Open Access, it is often advantageous to convert your stored documents into a single format.
While documents can be maintained in any of a number of formats, several organizations with institutional repositories, among them the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), have selected XML as their institutional target format. DCL provides a number of services to facilitate conversion of incoming documents from any format into XML for institutions.
Conversion of author manuscripts, journals, books, and other documents to any standardized or proprietary target format among them XML, SGML, PDF, EPUB and Kindle
Conversion from paper, PDF, and other electronic sources, including from other versions of SGML and XML
Simultaneous conversion to multiple XML targets and eBook formats for multiple devices
Upload of converted files directly to your repository
Quick turnaround time (typically 3-5 days, can be as fast as two days, or less)
Both back-file and ongoing conversions
Capacity for high-volume, bulk conversions
Composition services, XML generation either before or after composition. Delivery of XML—at no additional cost—is available in conjunction with composition files
Independent XML & eBook formats
Conversion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). DCL converts over 3,000 author manuscripts per month, more than 90,000 manuscripts, more than a million pages, to date. Also, DCL provides QA and reporting services for other XML submissions to ensure adherence to the NLM DTD
Sole conversion vendor to NIH for conversion of books to the NIH Bookshelf DTD
Conversion provider for Public Repositories in France and Canada
More than a million pages converted to NLM XML for Highwire.
Journal conversion to the NIH NLM DTD for publishers worldwide including the US, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Turkey.
DCL's Automated Tracking System provides continually updated status information on every document, assuring reliable, on-time delivery
Quality Assurance services
DCL's highly automated conversion process for Public Access projects ensures reliable consistent output reducing the need for extensive Client involvement, saving the client valuable time and resources
Over 30 years' experience providing document conversion.
DCL's automated Production Control System provides customers with 24 x 7 status information and extensive report generation via an internet portal
Authored chapters on 'Legacy Data Conversion' in Bill Kasdorf's Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing
Authored chapters on 'Data Conversion' in Charles Goldfarb's The XML Handbook
Experience with most foreign languages including Latin-based and double-byte characters
Experience with Unicode-based content conversions