About the Project


This digitised imaging system was made possible by the sponsorship of Toyota City which began in 1993 with the appointment at the Bodleian Library of a Toyota Research Assistant who compiled the database for the project. It focuses on the 15 boxes of Motor Car ephemera in the John Johnson Collection, supplemented by 1,000 images of other forms of transport.

The images were produced by means of Kodak's Photo-CD technology: the original items were photographed onto 35mm slides, and scanned onto Photo-CD discs. These were then processed to convert the images to compressed JPEG and GIF images at the various resolutions used in the system.

The bibliographic information for each item is held in SGML (Standard Generalised Markup Language) format, conforming to the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) scheme. The SGML records are processed by a TCL script and converted to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) for display on the World Wide Web

Further information on the Project may be found in the following publications:-