Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society
At present the project to put the journal
Cervantes on the WWW is about two-thirds complete according
to our statistics. We desperately need help from
volunteers to speed up the process of digitizing the remaining articles,
reviews and other pieces. The process is relatively simple:
Check the list of articles and pieces that have not
yet been digitized and select any which you would like to put in digital
Contact me, Fred Jehle
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, and let me know which piece(s) you want to work on;
if you need photocopies of the piece(s), please let me know and give me your
mailing address. I will gladly send you any photocopies you need (you do
not need to return them when you are finished).
Prepare an electronic version of the piece; formatting recommendations are
given below. You create the file by:
Using a word processing program such as WordPerfect or Word, or an HTML editor,
to enter the material.
Scanning and then converting the graphic information to text form using an
OCR (optical character recognition) program. This process is usually faster
than entering it on a word processor, but it often requires considerable
proofreading, particularly for footnotes and material in languages other
than English, which often turn out somewhat garbled.
Send me a copy of the finished file via e-mail. In most cases it's best to
send the material as an attached file. Windows files are easier for me to
use, but I can normally handle Mac files as well. Please do not destroy
your version of the file until after I can successfully open and convert
I will format the final version of the piece for HTML, proofread it, and
post it on the WWW, adding your name to the end of the piece as the person
who digitized it, unless you indicate that I shouldn't do so.
Recommendations for formatting your version of the text.
It is best to not justify the text.
It is preferable in most cases to maintain the integrity of paragraphs by:
Not using hard returns at the end of individual lines (except for lines of
poetry) in a paragraph.
Un-hyphenating words at the ends of lines in the printed edition of the journal.
Use tabs for indenting paragraphs (unless you prepare the text using an HTML
editor, where you can indent a line by using five non-breaking spaces
Indicate the start of a new page and include page numbers, typing in page
numbers yourself rather than have your word processor paginate automatically.
You may but do not have to duplicate the headers given at the top of each
page in the printed version of the journal. I will add the headers later.
Please use italics as given in the printed text, but do not worry about special
fonts or font sizes.
Include all footnotes, either typing them in manually at the bottom of the
page, or using your word processor's footnoting utility.
Do not worry about including the graphic versions of the woodcuts for the
first letter of each full-length article.
If graphics (other than the one for the first letter of a full-length article)
are included, you may but do not have to include jpeg or gif
files of them.
If you find mistakes in the original, please point them out to me.