As we get XML versions of Liddell and Scott, etc, we inevitably start to wonder about other standard reference tools, such as Lampe. A PDF of the raw page images doesn’t really do it, although that is better than carrying a book around.
Of course those as rich and privileged as myself have no problem here. We just buy a dozen printed copies and place one in each of our homes, plus one in the back of the Rolls. Also, we can get our butler to carry it for us. But this still leaves rather a lot of other people with a problem. And… if we had it in electronic form, it would be possible to do interesting things with it.
I found this blog post from somewhere unpronounceable which asked the same question. And I ask: how do we go about getting an XML version of a copyright text? One that we can all use in our computer programs?
The book was published in 1961, comprises 1600+ pages, and is published by Oxford University Press who presumably own it.
Could Perseus negotiate some deal? Could Logos? How would one do this?