oa Alternation - Implementing a Digital Library for Afrikaans Poetry II: Technical Issues

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



This article reports on the technical issues of the construction of a digital library for Afrikaans poetry in XML and the underlying design and implementation problems and philosophies. The motivation for constructing such a digital library and the theory of literature on which this is based, is discussed in detail in De Wet and Bothma 2002, (see Part 1 in this issue). The database combines a system theory approach to literature with the possibilities offered by technological developments in the fields of multimedia and hypermedia (De Wet 1999; 2000; De Wet, Bothma & Bothma 2000; Bothma, De Wet, Bothma & Pretorius 2000).

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