4. Oxgarage: Developing a Document Conversion Web Service
The aim of this short project was to set up, as a production service for Oxford University, a REST-enabled document conversion web service. This enables documents created in Word, OpenOffice, TEI XML, and Docbook to be metamorphosed to and from the other formats, and for all of them to be converted to ePub ebook format and PDF.
Lukas Platinsky successfully enhanced, tested and redesigned the "ENRICH Garage" web service for translation between document formats, and took it to the stage where it now runs as a trial service called Oxgarage at http://oxgarage.oucs.ox.ac.uk. This new version includes ePub generation, and incorporates Open Office to manage a very wide variety of translations. The OxGarage service will now be considered as a fully supported OUCS service.