REMINDER: TEI Board/Council voting deadline is October 24

Dear colleagues,

Reminder emails have just been sent via to registered electors in the TEI Board and Council elections who have not yet cast their votes. Voting will close at about 15:00 UTC on Friday, October 24 (the TEI Members meeting for business starts at 14:00 UTC, 9 a.m. Chicago time, and voting will be closed at the point in the agenda where results are to be announced).

Refer to for candidate statements and information.

Please take the time to vote if you are eligible–the TEI Board and Council together determine the policies, focus, and technical details of the TEI Consortium and the Guidelines.

On behalf of David Sewell, election manager.

Yours in social media,
Paul O’Shea

Digital Humanities Quarterly Issue 8.3

Dear colleagues,

The DHQ editorial team is pleased to announce the official publication of Digital Humanities Quarterly 8.3. You can find the issue on the DHQ website:

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Paul O’Shea BA, MA,

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI
PhD Researcher
University College Cork


Announcing a digital humanities project in descriptive bibliography (long)

Dear members of Exlibris-L, SHARP-L, and TEI-L

As many of you know, I have researching the writings of Edmond Hoyle for several years with the expectation of publishing a descriptive bibliography. It will include descriptions of approximately 200 books and a number of essays in bibliography and book history relating to Hoyle’s work.

Recently I decided that I wanted to publish the descriptions incrementally on the web before publishing the book. The decision led me to launch an ambitious digital humanities project:  I have started to encode book descriptions in TEI-like XML files. The XML files are transformed both into HTML and into word processing documents. Thus, I can publish incrementally on the web while having all the work available for later print publication. Importantly, each time I create a handful of new descriptions, I run programs to regenerate all the indices and book lists for both the web site and the print version.
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Career Opportunities at the MLA


Career Opportunities at the MLA

Open Opportunities

Director of Information Systems

The Modern Language Association seeks a Director of Information Systems to establish and oversee the association’s technical vision. Under the supervision of the executive director, the director manages the operating environment and drives operational efficiencies, collaborates with colleagues on new product innovation and development, and aligns the association’s technology strategy with its mission by implementing and managing reliable and scalable technology infrastructure, applications, and processes. The director also establishes and manages key metrics for analyzing user experience and for measuring and optimizing user satisfaction.
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Maynooth University hiring a Technology Officer

Excellent opportunity for a talented and committed developer to join a growing team at Maynooth University’s Digital Humanities centre, An Foras Feasa. The successful candidate will play a central role on a variety of digital humanities projects, including Letters of 1916 and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.

We seek a team player who would like to work with a variety of creative people who are committed to promoting and extending digital scholarship. Many of our projects use TEI. More details about the position are available here

and I would be delighted provide any interested candidates with more information about the position and the centre.

with all best wishes


Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797


Call for participation: 2nd DTA- & CLARIN-D-Conference and Workshop on Text Corpora in Infrastructures, November 17th/18th, 2014

Dear members,

we would like to invite you to the second joint DTA- & CLARIN-D-Conference on “Text Corpora in Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences” and the associated second CLARIN-D/WP5 workshop on CLARIN-D’s Language Resources and Services.

The events will take place on November 17th/18th, 2014, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstr. 22/23, Berlin (Germany), Einsteinsaal.

For further information see below and:

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TEI Tweet Chat

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of myself and the convenors of the Special Interest Group on Correspondence, Peter Stadler, Sabine Seifert, and Marcel Illetschko, you are cordially invited to attend our first TEI Tweet Chat, which will take place on Twitter on Thursday, 09 October, 2014 at 16:00 (GMT+2).

The official hash tags for our TEI Tweet Chat are: #AskTEI and #TEIChat.

Please follow the TEI Consortium (@TEIConsortium) on Twitter if you have not done so already.

We look forward to what will be an engaging discussion with you online.

With best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Digital Scholarly Editions Infrastructure Survey

Dear all,

A heartfelt thank you to all who took the time to respond to the survey. Special thanks for the insights and personal opinions provided.

For those who didn’t take it yet, please consider spending your coffee break ticking the boxes and boasting your projects. The more, the better :)

The survey will help to assess the software and technologies used for creation and publishing of digital scholarly editions. The survey is available at

Best regards,

Magdalena Turska

[CSDH/SCHN Exec] Call for Nominations: CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

Call for Nominations

CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

The CSDH/SDCH Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities acknowledges a Canadian researcher or a researcher at a Canadian institution who has made a significant contribution, over an extended career, to computing in the arts and humanities, whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building.  The recipient will be invited to accept the award and to address the society in a plenary session of the annual conference at Congress, which will be held in Ottawa in the spring of 2015.

TEI elections 2014: candidates statements and voting procedures

Dear TEI Community,

We have just sent out the ballots for the 2014 TEI elections. Election information, including the list of the standing candidates is at We are very thankful for the outstanding candidates that have accepted to stand for election, this shows the vitality of our growing community.

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Online & offline panel: “Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”

Dear colleagues,

Tomorrow, at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World, organized by the EAGLE project(#eagle2014) will host the panel

“Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”

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CFP, “Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production”

Call for Proposals

Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production

An INKE-hosted gathering

27-28 January 2015 | Whistler, BC, Canada


Proposals Due: 1 October 2014


Scholarly communication practices are rapidly changing, and this time of transition indicates an opportunity to shape the future of scholarly production in open, flexible, and productive ways that serve the needs of many. As professional work becomes increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to explore different venues and modes for sharing knowledge. Recent scholarly communication developments, including open peer review systems and online academic publishing platforms, reflect this transitional period. For instance, in Planned Obsolescence Kathleen Fitzpatrick considers ways of “opening ourselves to the possibility that new modes of publishing might enable, not just more texts, but better texts, not just an evasion of obsolescence, but a new life for scholarship.”

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Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway


Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway
The End(s) of Electronic Literature

The 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival will take place August 5-7th 2015. The conference website is at: The conference will be hosted by the Bergen Electronic Literature research group at the University of Bergen, Norway with sessions at venues including the University of Bergen, Det Akademiske Kvarteret, the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Arts library, and local arts venues. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, known as the gateway to the fjords, a festival city and cultural center with a lively and innovative arts scene.


The deadline for submissions of research, workshop, and arts proposals is December 15, 2014.

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Tenure-track position in data science or corpus linguistics at University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant Professor of English: Corpus Linguistics/Digital Humanities

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces an entry-level tenure-track position in corpus linguistics and/or digital humanities. Requisite experience is in big data and/or other data science methodologies. Desired sub-areas are literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition. A demonstrable record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member will join an interdisciplinary cluster of big data methodologists in the social sciences and humanities within the College of Liberal Arts. Faculty with interests in computational analysis of big data in social sciences and humanities are in place in the Departments of English, History, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in data-intensive humanities research as the field is relevant to English, as well as courses in the area of specialization. All classes are offered within the English department and, in addition to English majors, should also appeal and be accessible to non-majors in fields such as psychology, history, political science, education and anthropology. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load.

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Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize

Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize (2015)

Deadline: October 10

Email address for proposal:

The late EADH chair (2010-2012), Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, attended conferences not only in the digital humanities but also in other disciplines. She was invariably interested in and encouraging of young scholars in particular, and she also spent a great deal of time in informal conversation with a wide range of colleagues. The Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize was established in 2013 to honour her memory. The LLOH Prize is awarded to early-career scholars, that is, students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers at different conferences each year.

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PostDoc opportunity at Maynooth University

PostDoc in Irish History with Digital Humanities
An Foras Feasa
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

An Foras Feasa at Maynooth University is delighted to announce an opening for a PostDoc in Irish History (ideally of the revolutionary period) with an expertise in Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team creating the first crowdsourced digital humanities project in Ireland, Letters of 1916. The
successful candidate will take a lead role as we prepare for the 2015 launch of the project, which has a significant TEI component. This position is funded by the Digital Repository of Ireland

For further details about the position, please visit

For further information or an informal conversation, please contact Susan Schreibman at the email address below.

Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
Maynooth University
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797

Cultural Literacy In Europe: submission deadline extended

Dear all,

In case you missed it, the deadline for submission of paper or project proposals for the first international conference on “Cultural Literacy in Europe” is extended to the 6th of October
An interesting set of keynotes are lined up to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion around the themes of the conference:
The call for bursary is also open until the 6th of October
Contributions around the concepts of textuality, fictionality, rethoricity and historicity seen from a digital humanities perspective are welcome!
Best regards,

Arianna Ciula (On Behalf of the Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee)

Department of Humanities
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PH

TEI Conference update

Dear Colleague,
I spent some time yesterday and today completing and updating the TEI 2014 Conference site at, and it should have everything on it now, except for links to the full abstracts, which will be added in early October. I’m a great fan of collaborative curation: if you find things that are wrong, unclear, or not there, tell me, and I’ll try to fix them.

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Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices.

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INRIA/Aviz Recruits an Engineer for the European Project Cendari

INRIA/Aviz Recruits an Engineer for the European Project Cendari.
Requirements: Python/Django, ElasticSearch, HTML5/JavaScript/D3
The Aviz group at INRIA ( is seeking a talented and
motivated engineer to work on the European project Cendari
( Cendari is an infrastructure project aimed at
supporting historians and archivists working on the European history
with a transnational approach (by opposition of a national approach).

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TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 is released!

Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.

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New Editor of JTEI and CFP Issue 9

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce that John Walsh will be taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the TEI. Many people will know John from his roles on the TEI Board and the TEI Council. John is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University and Editor and Project Director of the Algernon Charles Swinburne Project.

To mark this transition, John will be editing Issue 9 of the Journal, ‘TEI and Materiality’. The Call for Papers is below. I wish John and the other editors of the Journal, Martin Holmes and Ron Van den Branden the very best in the continuing success of the Journal.

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Open Access Repository Ranking

Dear Colleagues,

the Open Access Repository Ranking (OARR) was launched September 9, 2014
during the Open-Access-Tage conference.[1] It is the idea and goal of
OARR to show best practices and role models of the German repository
landscape so that other repository operators can learn from them and
improve their services step by step. OARR is a research project based at
the Information Management Department of Professor Peter Schirmbacher at
the Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS),
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) and currently lists 152 open
access publication repositories from Germany according to an open
metric. Open metric means:

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Technology, Standards, Software Digital Scholarly Editions Survey

Dear all,

The requirements study for a publication architecture targeting multiple media is one of my research priorities for the DiXiT Network.

A survey that hopefully will help to assess the software and technologies used for creation and publishing of digital scholarly editions. The survey is available at

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DC-2014 early registration *DEADLINE EXTENSION* to September 20th

Dear colleagues,

The deadline for registration for DC-2014 has been EXTENDED to 20 September 2014. All you have to do to get the Early Registration price is go to our registration page on the Conference website listed below and follow the simple instructions. If you work in metadata, you won’t want to miss DC-2014.
CONFERENCE DATES: 8-11 October 2014
   AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center,
   University of Texas at Austin campus
   Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory

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Early Registration discount for TEI 2014 conference extended to September 19

We extended the deadline for early registration to September 19 so that it will coincide with the end of the hotel discount at the Hilton Orrington.  Do take advantage of it and remember that the hotel’s deadline is a very immoveable feast.
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The Indiana Magazine of History now in Open Journal Systems

Dear Colleagues,

Published continuously since 1905, the Indiana Magazine of History (IMH, is one of the nation’s oldest historical journals. Since 1913, the IMH has been edited and published quarterly at Indiana University, Bloomington. The IMH online provides free online access to all but the most recent two years of the journals with release of new content scheduled annually in March. For access to the journal’s most recent issues, you may subscribe directly to the IMH through the journal’s website:

TEI Simple

Northwestern University is pleased to announce a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of Tei Simple, which seeks to lower the entry barriers to working with TEI documents by combining a new highly constrained  and prescriptive subset of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines with a  a “cradle to grave” processing model that associates the TEI Simple schema with explicit and standardized options for displaying and querying texts. A major driver for this project has been the imminent release into the public domain of some 25,000 TEI-encoded texts from Early English Books Online (EEBO), but  the project aims more broadly at creating a friendlier and more interoperable environment for working with digital surrogates of books in European languages from the Early modern period into the 20th century.

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DC-2014 Special Session: RDF Application Profiles and Tools for Metadata Validation and Quality Control

RDF Application Profiles and Tools for Metadata Validation and Quality Control
Half-day Special Session @ DC-2014
Thursday, 9 October 2014 – 1:30-5:00
LOCATION: Austin, Texas, USA
VENUE: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center (

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Early Registration Discount for TEI 2014 Conference Ends August 31st

Dear Colleague,

a quick reminder that the Early Registration discount of 20% for the 2014
TEI conference will end  August 31, 2014.If you register before
that deadline you save yourself a little money, and you give the
conference organizers very useful information about how many people to
plan for. For your sake and ours, please take advantage of the discount
and register at

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ETCL Web Developer / Programmer Job Posting

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria is looking for a full-time (35 hours per week) web programmer to work with its team on several initiatives, including:

• developing digital humanities projects within an academic
framework, and

• assisting in the development of plugins and features for an online
journal environment.

The ETCL is a leading-edge Humanities research lab, working on a variety of exciting projects. Self-motivated personalities are essential. Individual development and new ideas are encouraged. Read more about us at

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Call for application — internship/position on LMF-TEI

Short-term research internship/position — Comparing and Improving Lexical Representation Standards

Inria is looking for a highly motivated young researcher (PhD or PhD Student) to provide an in-depth analysis of the ISO 24613 (Lexical Markup Framework – LMF) and its current application in both the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines and the W3C OntoLex initiative.

The researcher’s background and skills should comprise:

- Research interest in lexical information (from a lexicographic, corpus linguistic or computational linguistic viewpoint). The researcher may work on his/her own data.

- Understanding of data modeling in XML and/or OWL, with basic skills in XSLT. Experience with XML schema languages is a plus.

The core activity of the short research stay will be to examine how well the LMF meta-model is reflected in the TEI guidelines and the current OntoLex specification, in order to create a customisation of the TEI guidelines that has at least the same coverage as the Ontolex specification. The work will include gathering lexical samples that could serve as a proof of concept for this customisation.

Salary: may range from 1100€ to 2100€ (after deductions) depending on status and experience

Duration: 5-month employment, starting as soon as possible

Location: Berlin (Germany) with the work contract established in France. Depending on the current location and constraints of the applicant, the precise organisation of work can be subject to further agreements.

Contact: application comprising research CV and motivation letter should be sent

Background reading:

Laurent Romary. TEI and LMF crosswalks. Stefan Gradmann and Felix Sasaki. Digital Humanities: Wissenschaft vom Verstehen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, to appear —

Laurent Romary, Werner Wegstein. Consistent modelling of heterogeneous lexical structures. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, TEI Consortium, 2012 —

Lothar Lemnitzer, Laurent Romary, Andreas Witt. Representing human and machine dictionaries in Markup languages. Ulrich Heid. Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. Supplementary volume: Recent developments with special focus on computational lexicography, Mouton de Gruyter, 2014 —

John McCrae, Dennis Spohr, Philipp Cimiano, “Linking Lexical Resources and Ontologies on the Semantic Web with Lemon”, in The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6643, 2011, pp 245-259

Call for Nominations

Dear members of the TEI community,

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board (4 positions available) and Technical Council (5 positions available).  Following the recent revision of the bylaws, 5 positions are vacant on the Council and 4 positions are available on the TEI-C Board. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at by August 30, 2014.  The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2014.

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3 Open DH Positions in Berlin

Dear Colleagues,

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is looking for three Digital Humanities specialists.
Further information (in German) can be found in the detailed job descriptions:

TELOTA (The electronic life of the academy) – full time, fixed-term until 31/12/2015

Person data repository – part time, fixed-term for one year

Music Migrations in the Early Modern Age – part time, fixed-term until 31/08/2016

Best regards,
Alexander Czmiel

TEI Members Meeting, 2015 : call for bids

Dear Community,

Arrangements for this year’s annual TEI Members’ Meeting, to be hosted by Northwestern University, in Evanston Illinois, October 2224, 2014 are now well in hand. (see for details). The TEI Board is now therefore  starting the planning process for next year’s meeting, to be held some time in the autumn/fall of 2015.

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TEI Hackathon: Report by Elli Bleeker

Name: Elli Bleeker

Twitter: @ellibleeker



Working group project: ODD visualization


Contribution to group project: in comparison with the other participants, my experience with and knowledge of ODD and JSON was limited. Since it is very useful for anyone working with TEI XML to have at least a basic understanding of these concepts, I was happy to join this working group. At first, my contribution was mainly asking -perhaps obvious- questions about ODD. I’d like to think however that these questions helped to narrow down our goal. At least it was necessary to clearly describe the present state-of-the-art, what is missing, and why an ODD visualizer would be a welcome addition. During the workshop, I assisted with the creation of test data (several project-specific ODD, their transformation to flat ODD and subsequently to JSON); contributed on the design of the treemap and participated in the group discussions.



The general idea and necessity of an ODD visualization was quickly explained, so the group focused on what exactly needs to be visualized and especially, how. The current ODD visualizer of Byzantium does not show the amount of customization. Moreover, it is useful to see on which specific areas the ODD focuses. We were quick in dividing into three smaller groups, each with specific assigned roles depending on our pre-existing knowledge and capabilities.

We decided upon a D3 zoomable treemap for the visualization of the amount of customization. The treemap shows how elements are grouped as well as –by their size or color- to what extent the elements are customized. The zoomable option could also allow to ‘zoom in’ on the customized elements to see the exact changes made.


Final Product

For all the deliverables (Google doc, Github, demo…), see the reports of the other group members.


Learning Outcomes

It was a very useful experience for me to work on this project. Although from time to time intimidating, the immediate jump from theory to practice was the best way to learn the concept (ODD, flat ODD, TEI schema, JSON, etc…) and to understand the workflow of the different processes. Having to think about the visualization of something that I was not familiar with helped me a great deal in understanding it. Whether the resulting visualization is as clear and useful for others remains to be tested. Nevertheless it is clear that this could be a necessary tool for users of TEI, regardless of their level of experience.

TEI Hackathon: Report by Elena Spadini

Name: Elena Spadini,
Twitter: @spadinelena

Project:  ODD visualization

Contribution: Discussion of the different steps with all the others.

Transformation from .odd to flat odd and then to .json

Contribution to the final design.


All links are available at


Final Product


We first discussed if and why it is interesting to have an ODD visualization. It can be useful both during the transcription stage, during which probably the schema continues to evolve; at the end of the process, to check immediatly and intuitive which are the mark-up “zones” where the customization was mainly working; to compare easily different customizations.

We found that the xslt from .odd to .json doesn’t take into account all datas: for instance, if a list of values for an attribute is closed or not and which are the mandatory ones or the suggested ones.

Learning outcomes

Discover the existence of some resources, as the d3 gallery ( or the

Use for the first time new resources, as the different xslt stylesheets for TEI.

Most of all: enjoyng the discussion with scholars with different professional skills and approaches.


TEI Hackathon: Report by Raffaele Viglianti

Name: Raffaele Viglianti
twitter: @raffazizzi
The project
We wanted to visualize some aspects of a given ODD specification to aid the creation process, or to help the understanding of someone else’s ODD.
There are some precedent attempts at doing this: Byzantium ( already visualizes basic information about what your ODD includes or excludes; Gregor Middell’s visualization ( already shows relationships between classes and elements in TEI.
We attempted to quantify *how much* an ODD has been customized and show graphically which parts have been curated more and which less.
My contribution
I worked on the architecture of this small app and programmed a scoring system that we previously sketched as a group.
First, the app imports a JSON version of the full TEI P5 ODD; then it imports the compiled ODD of a customization (in JSON).
Second, the ODDs are compared and scoring is calculated for each TEI element. These are the changes affecting the score (in parenthesis there are changes discussed, but not implemented):
* changed element description
* added attribute
* added attribute *value* (e.g. by restricting values for @type) <— this is by far the most common change
* (added elements)
* (added constraint / schematron rule)
* (number of examples provided via <exemplum>)
Finally, the resulting object is passed on to a d3.js component for visualization (Nick worked on that part)
ODD being visualized (prepared by James Cummings):
Findings / goal
ODD is difficult and associate with advanced TEI users. But it needs to be the gateway to TEI and a constant companion to the life of a TEI project. We’ve been trying to figure out whether visualization can make ODD clearer and less daunting. Hard to tell with our simple visualization, but I think we had a consensus in the group that this is the way forward.
Not neglecting the power users, we think that visualizing ODDs can also help understanding other people’s usage of TEI, particularly when operating on a corpus created by someone else (cfr. Syd Bauman’s concept of “blind interchange“).
What did I learn
I learned that there is willingness to make ODD more accessible across the board; that the official JSON conversion from ODD needs improvement; and that underscore.js has some nice functional methods to deal with collections.

TEI Hackathon: Report by Nick Laiacona


Nick Laiacona, Performant Software Solutions LLC (

Working Group Project: 

I worked on the ODD Visualizer project.

Contribution to Group Project:

I adapted the D3 Tree View to work with the data model we developed to characterize the changes to a schema prescribed by a given ODD.

We made use of D3.js, underscore.js, Git Hub, Google Docs. Links to Git repo and our working document are on the TEI Hackathon Wiki page.


(i): Deliverable(s)
We produced a working D3 visualization ( and source code for it which is found on GitHub.
(ii): Findings
For me, I didn’t have a specific research question that was addressed by this activity, but nevertheless it was quite worthwhile.
(iii): Learning Outcomes 
I think it was very useful to learn more about ODD structure and capabilities from the experts.



Edirom Summer School 2014 – Course Program and Registration

Dear colleagues,
please let me inform you about the course program and registration deadline (31 July 2014) of this year’s Edirom-Summer-School (ESS), which will take place 8 to 12 September 2014 at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute (University of Paderborn, Germany). ESS is co-organized by the Virtual Research Group Edirom (University of Paderborn) and the german eHumanities project DARIAH-DE.

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Call for TAPAS project early adopters

The project developers for the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) are still seeking TEI project teams to participate as early adopters of the TAPAS service for the next phase of project development.

TAPAS Project Background

TAPAS is the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS also provides a support community of other project developers and TEI experts enthusiastic about sharing their technical and experiential knowledge of all things TEI.

We invite you to visit for more information on the project, its development, and participation opportunities.

Early Adopter Phase of TAPAS

We are currently transitioning out of the beta testing phase of the project and into an important next phase where we are inviting TEI project teams to begin using the TAPAS service and contribute real projects and collections to the site. By “real” projects and collections, we mean full-fledged TAPAS projects and collections built with non-test TEI data that can remain as live projects on the TAPAS site once TAPAS goes public. As a note, your TEI data need not be fully complete, as your projects will necessarily be works in progress, but this data should not be test or placeholder data.

By launch time, we would like to have at least 35 projects visible with working collections, metadata, and TEI data. Your contributed projects will help demonstrate for future users the capabilities and value of the TAPAS service, and provide a more welcoming environment for people to join. As an early adopter, you will have the wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Your project would be featured in TAPAS publicity and would receive high visibility as a featured project on the TAPAS site.

Becoming a TAPAS Early Adopter

If you are interested in serving as an early adopter, here’s what we would need you to do:


  • Email us ( and we will forward you information on how to access the TAPAS site and create an account
  • create a new TAPAS project with full project information (description, logo, one or more project participants)
  • create at least one TAPAS collection with full collection information (description, metadata, publication settings)
  • upload one or more TEI files for that collection with full metadata, ideally including some fairly detailed subject and genre metadata


In order to participate, you will need to have a current TEI membership, either as an individual ($50) or through your institution. Membership provides critical support for both the TEI and TAPAS, so we hope you may consider joining or rejoining if you’re not currently a TEI member.

We hope very much that you will be able to join the TAPAS community of early adopters–if you are able to, please respond to info@tapasproject.organd we will send you more details about how to proceed.




Benjamin J. Doyle

TAPAS Project Manager

Northeastern University


Twitter: @TAPAS_Project