Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Flora of New Zealand Series - electronic

Nine volumes of the Flora of New Zealand series are available to the public via the Internet. These electronic versions improve access and awareness to the Flora of New Zealand series by making priority volumes available in a searchable form.

The project involved creating complete electronic versions of the printed text by converting existing electronic copies, rekeying the text or using optical character recognition; editing the text to ensure consistency with the printed text; converting the electronic version to XML; cross-linking the XML version (e.g., to enable navigation within the text); and presenting the XML on the internet. XML was used to capture as much of the structure of the volumes as possible, and to facilitate searching of the text.