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From: JISC TechWatch: Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of Ebooks in Education, November 2012. [page. 16]

As noted by Colm MacCrossan of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, especially in cases where academic ebooks are not born-digital, the process of creating ebooks often starts long before the final conversion into a specific ebook format: “There is often a text-/contentcreation process prior to conversion into an eBook wrapper. (This is particularly important in the realm of digital editions, which vary between the relatively-inexpensive re-purposing of existing resources such as the new Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, and the large-scale production of a whole new corpus such as the 40,000+ manually-keyed books currently in the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership collection.)”