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Preservation of TeX/LaTeX Documents

CollectionsAustralian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR)
Title: Preservation of TeX/LaTeX Documents
Author(s): Barnes, Ian
Keywords: Tex
Latex
Digital Preservation
Digital Sustainability
Digitisation
Digitization
Data Management
Data Preservation
Digital Curation
Data Storage
Digital Stewardship
Backup
arXiv
DocBook
MathML
TeX4ht
Publisher: Australia: Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR)
Description: 
I will address the following questions in this report: 1. Is TeX/LaTeX an adequate long-term preservation format? 2. Is there a viable process for converting TeX/LaTeX into DocBook XML + MathML? 3. How good is the support for MathML (for rendering to the screen by web browsers, and for rendering to PDF by XSL-FO processors)? I will also cover some other related issues, including the possibility of outsourcing preservation of TeX/LaTeX documents to existing archives like arXiv[13], and using the TeX typsetting engine to produce good quality PDF renditions of XML documents, including those with mathematical content in the form of embedded MathML. I will finish with some recommendations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/47623
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/47623

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