The Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
The Text Creation Partnership began in 1999 as an experimental partnership among the University libraries of Michigan and Oxford, ProQuest, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The initial goal of the project was to produce standardized, encoded electronic text editions of 25,000 selected titles from ProQuest’s Early English Books Online (EEBO). In the last dozen years, funded by the contributions of more than 100 libraries around the world, EEBO-TCP has keyed and encoded more than 44,000 EEBO titles, and continues to work toward a goal of 70,000 texts: one transcription for each unique work in EEBO. The rights to these texts are shared among all of the libraries that contributed to their creation, and the texts will ultimately be made available to the public.