I have been into e-publishing since quite some time now. It was first related with literature, typography, TeX, pdfTeX, and so on. Since year 2000, I am spending a nonzero amount of my time to questions (and answers!) related to e-publishing in mathematics, especially considering journals. Mostly in relation with Cellule Mathdoc projects. I met Mathdoc long ago, when they first tried to use pdftex in relation with some mathematical database output. I was approached again (fall 1999?) when the project NUMDAM got funded, I wrote the documents for the call to tender that ended up with our first 6 serials online 3 years later. On December 20, 2002, I moved the splash page that kept secret our first posting of two journals (AIF and JEDP). Since that time, we’ve been enhancing a lot the whole service. Since that time, many articles, many pages scanned, many articles, many pages acquired from publisher's digital original source, many bibliographical references tagged, many links to reference databases, many direct links from the bibliographies to cited full texts on the web (40 % on NUMDAM, the rest thanks to mini-DML, out of all our bibliographical references, about 19 % have a link to the digital full text). And more yet to come…
“Scholars might not like to depend on systems that owe their existence to the demand for X-rated movies,
but they will use them when they become available.”
Andrew M. Odlyzko
For those liking figures, you can figure the growth of the archive by comparing these leaflets: October 2007, March 2008, June 2008, March 2009, November 2009, June 2010.
I am responsible or advisor for these Mathdoc projects:
I was scientific coordinator of the EuDML project.
A summary available about these topics is in my written chapter for the book Communicating mathematics in the digital era, AK Peters (written in 2006).
For more general views on Digital mathematics libraries, the best source is in my paper in Mathematics in Computer Science: “ Digital
Mathematics Libraries: The Good, the Bad, the
Ugly ” (2010).