> In the digital world there are the digital libraries like the " Gallica,
> Bibliothèque nationale de France digital library "that works with
> scanned texts NO OCR treatment or the Ebook projects that works wirh
> full texts. well,I want to know if you would consider scanned texts NO
> OCR treatment as digital corpora, especially oldest texts.
I think that the term "digital corpus" implies searchability and taggability. In that sense, these texts are not digital corpora. That said, they are certainly rich sources of texts that can often be OCRed into digital corpora. I have used many of the Gallica texts in this way for my current project.
-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
University of New Mexico
grvsmth at unm.edu
grvsmth at panix.com