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The Digital Mathematics Library as of 2014


TEX and the Internet appeared in the 1980s. In 1991, Paul Ginsparg started a small HTTP server where people could upload their preprints written in TEX or LATEX rather than circulating them by postal mail. During the 1990s most scientific publishers started their electronic publishing platforms, and digitization programs such as Gallica, JSTOR, and GDZ were launched. Digital publishing at the end of the twentieth century could now be called the digital incunables as since then things have started to look pretty mature, evolving at a much slower pace. The basic layers such as TCP/IP, HTML, PDF, and XML were in place and have since then remained quite stable. At that time, the cliché of the World Wide Web as a universal library where all mankind’s knowledge would rapidly be easily retrievable through hypertext links was well established. Ironically, Google itself was started in the context of a project aiming “to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and ‘universal’ library” .../...
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Thierry Bouche. The Digital Mathematics Library as of 2014. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 2014, 61 (9), pp.1085-1088. ⟨10.1090/noti1162⟩. ⟨hal-03554572⟩
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