TEI Hackathon: Report by Elena Spadini

Name: Elena Spadini,
Twitter: @spadinelena
Email: elena.spadini@huygens.knaw.nl

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 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u77xtS1WncnkjCwR9CpTfOYeW65q7meaXz7PM-Y5Tno/edit#heading=h.6w2vysqik2f4


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 (https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery) or the tapasproject.org

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 (http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Byzantium/) already visualizes basic information about what your ODD includes or excludes; Gregor Middell’s visualization (http://gregor.middell.net/roma/) 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): https://github.com/raffazizzi/Hackathon/blob/master/odd/test-odds/james.odd
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 (www.performantsoftware.com)

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 (http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Hackathon/odd/visualizer/index.html) 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 tapasproject.org/ 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 (info@tapasproject.org) 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


Email: Info@tapasproject.org

Twitter: @TAPAS_Project

CFP: Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
6-7 November 2014

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library welcomes proposals for panels, papers, and presentations that address pedagogical approaches for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Submission topics may include (but are not limited to) instructional methodologies and strategies for:

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DiXiT Fellowship in Cologne: “Tool integration in the digital edition” (12 months)

The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne is offering a Marie Curie fellowship for an Experienced Researcher:

“Tool integration in the digital edition”
(full-time; fixed-term employment for 12 months, starting 1st November 2014).

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Launch of RIDE – Review Journal for Digital Editions

The Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE) is happy to
announce the launch of a new review journal, RIDE. We aim to make
digital editions and resources more visible and to provide a forum in
which expert peers can evaluate and discuss the efforts of digital
editors in order to improve current practices and advance future
developments. It will do so by asking its reviewers to pay attention not
only to the traditional virtues and vices of any edition, but also to
the evolving methodology and its technical implications.

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tei xsl styles 7.18

Dear colleagues,

I have made a new release of the TEI Stylesheets in the usual places;
if you use Debian packages or the TEI framework updater in oXygen,
you’ll see them come over.

amongst other things, this release

* implements the Pure ODD markup more thoroughly
* fixes many small problems in Excel and Word to TEI (you’ve no idea how devious a docx file can be…), thanks to Magdalena Turska
* improves Markdown <-> TEI
* improves WordPress -> TEI (similar unimaginable horrors)

there remains an unresolved error in some ODD processing

https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets is the place to report
errors, and to send in fixes (as some people are doing,
which is great).

Sebastian Rahtz
Director (Research) of Academic IT
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.

Job opportunity at NUI Maynooth: Digital Repository of Ireland Developer

The National University of Ireland Maynooth has an exciting opportunity for a developer (either at the postdoc or researcher level) to join an exciting national, multiinstitutional initiative in developing a trusted digital repository. The role at NUIM is in the area of data modelling using metadata schemes and standards (including TEI) common in digital humanities, digital preservation, and digital library projects.

Full particulars are available here

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role and the project, please get in touch with me.

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

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797

DH@Madrid Summer School, last call!

Dear colleagues,
This is the last call to announce the DH@Madrid Summer School, which will take place next week at UNED in Madrid. The course can be followed in person or online with videos and online materials available till 7th july. Discounts are available for members of DH associations and also Friends of Museums. Great prices for students are offered too.
If you are interested in Digital Humanities and want to know more about its main topics and trends, this is your course! Last seats available!
More info available at: www.uned.es/dhmadridsummerschool
Best regards,
Elena González-Blanco
Director of DH@Madrid Summer School
Academic Director of LINHD (Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digltales de la UNED) http://linhd.uned.es

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TEI Paid Assistance

Hello everyone,

I am working on a project that uses TEI to organize some authority data related to a large collection of documents. I need an experienced user of TEI to consult on the project and help troubleshoot some of the issues I’m having. I don’t feel that I am experienced enough to do this alone. I have funding that I can use to pay this person for their time. Below is a description of the tasks I need assistance with. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing jacobhill.mail@gmail.com.

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Cultural Literacy in Europe – Call for papers OPEN!

Dear all,

Below is the call for papers for the first conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) - see strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics.
Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations and disseminate the announcement.

TEI Critical Edition Toolbox

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to test a new tool I am developping, called the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.

The current version of this online application can be found at the address below, but at this “beta testing” stage its access is password-protected:


If you wish to test the Toolbox, please send me a private message and I will send you the login and password.

You will find below a more detailed description of the purpose and features of the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.

Best regards,

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The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) Elections

Dear Colleagues,

Call for nominations to EADH executive committee.

The executive committee of The European Association for Digital
Humanities (EADH) will hold elections for three positions on its
executive committee (see http://eadh.org/about/constitution for
more information) this month and the election committee calls for
nominations.  We note that we are beginning this later than usual and
later than we wished because of a large influx of new members, who
whose voting rights we wished to ensure.

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TEI Conference Update

Dear Colleagues,

Here is an update on the planning for the 2014 TEI Conference, hosted by
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, October 22-24,2014

The Program Committee has now completed its review of submissions. People
have been notified of the results of the review, and we expect to publish
a conference schedule within the next ten days. There are likely to be a
few changes at the margins, but what you will see on or about “Bloomsday”
(June 16) will be what you get.

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Position Announcement: CLARIN Executive Director

Applications are invited for the post of Executive Director of the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

CLARIN is a pan-European research infrastructure for promoting and supporting the use of language resources and tools in the humanities and social sciences. CLARIN currently has about 25 centres in 10 countries, and has global ambitions and is expected to expand rapidly in the near future. More at http://www.clarin.eu/.

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Career Opportunity

Research Associate – Linked Data
University of Oxford – Oxford e-Research Centre

Closes: 23rd June 2014

We are seeking a Research Associate which is a technical role working on Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies that support research in Digital Humanities, specifically for the ElEPHaT and Transforming Musicology projects. These projects share a need for identifying and semantically linking diverse digital resources (images of books, OCRed text, digital audio, symbolic music representations etc.) and the digital methods and analysis performed over these resources by humanities researchers.

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HTML5 and XML: Mending Fences

A Balisage pre-conference symposium (Monday August 4, 2014)

HTML5 is taking over the Web. XML and XML-based toolsets are used to create, manage, interchange, and manipulate much of the content that is published as HTML5. XMLers and HTML5ers may each find the other more than a little peculiar; but it is time to get past our differences and discuss how our differing strengths can be combined to benefit each other, our users, and the information eco-system as a whole.

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Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS): TEI Workshop

A reminder that registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) will be closing in less than a month. DHOxSS is an annual event for anyone interested in Digital Humanities. There is still some space on the TEI workshop!

This year’s DHOxSS will be held on 14-18 July 2014.

Register now at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2014/
Promotional video at: http://youtu.be/lBO7kT3D94A

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Upcoming Event: TEI Hackathon DH2014 Worshop

We are inviting applications to participate in the TEI Hackathon full day workshop that will be held on July 7, 2014, as a pre-conference session at DH2014.
The goal of the hackathon is to make significant progress on a few projects during one day of work (from 9am to roughly 5.30pm).

For more information on the possible projects, the programme committee, and the application process, please follow this link.

oXygen XML Editor 16.0

XML Editor 16.0 is now available! According to the release notes, “TEI schema was updated to version 2.6.0 and TEI XSL stylesheets to version 7.11.0″. [http://www.oxygenxml.com/whatisnew16.0.html#16.0Other]. There are various enhancements to editing of XSLT and XML in general, and a feature that allows you the ability to run an XPath expression over multiple files. (For example, over all the files in a project; over all open files; or over files defined in a custom working set.)

It has long been possible to search with or without regular expressions over a project, but not to run an arbitrary XPath and return all lines matching the XPath (so that you can check or edit them from the result set, for example). Now it is. The feature works from both the menu-bar XPath field and from “XPath/XQuery Builder” view.

Final Call for Papers – 2014 TEI Conference

Subject: Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:13:05 +0000
From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller@NORTHWESTERN.EDU>

A gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 2014 TEI conference will be April 30. The conference will take place October 22-24 and will be hosted by Northwestern University. It will overlap and share some programming with the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science that will meet at Northwestern on October 23-24, 2014. The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014. Continue reading

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI: position available

Dear Community,

The Text Encoding Initiative seeks a motivated volunteer to fill the newly created role of Social Media Coordinator. The successful candidate will maintain the TEI Consortium’s Facebook and Twitter presences and create entries for the blog and newsfeed server, with the purpose of increasing the visibility of the TEI and improving its outreach activities. The role requires knowledge of the TEI and of social media, as well as enthusiasm for both.

The non-stipendiary appointment will be for one year, renewable for another. Reimbursement for expenses may be available for specific activities as approved by the Board of Directors; furthermore funding will be available to attend the annual Members’ Meeting. We will cover individual TEI membership for one, conference registration at member rates, housing at conference rates for the duration, and reimbursement for travel, food and incidentals using the scale and forms published here:


The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the chairs of the Board and the Technical Council and a commitment to a roughly daily engagement with social media is expected.

If you are interested please get in touch with Elena Pierazzo (elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk) by the 5th of April, providing a letter of motivations and listing past experiences with Social Media and the TEI. The appointment will start as soon as possible after such date.


Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980

TEI Conference 2014: First Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

This is a first call for submissions of papers and posters for the 2014
TEI meeting, which will be held at Northwestern University, October 22-24,
2014. Northwestern is located in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago
with excellent public transportation to Chicago’s “Loop.”

The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014. More soon about the
details of the submission process. As in previous years, we welcome
submissions on anything plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative,
but we have a special interest in the following topics:

1. The TEI is about text “encoding,” but encoded texts need to be
“decoded” by readers who put the encoding to various uses, increasingly
with the aid of digital tools of one kind or another. What is the
scholarly value added by encoding? What can people do with TEI encoded
texts (and what have they done) that they could not otherwise do or have

2. In 2015 some 25,000 TEI-encoded Text Creation Partnership (TCP) texts
printed before 1700 will be released into the public domain, and another
45,000 texts will be released in the five years to follow, producing by
2020 a deduplicated, structurally encoded, and open source library of just
about every English book printed before 1800. This is a very
consequential event for the documentary infrastructure of Early Modern
Studies in the Anglophone world. It is also an important event for the

3. As announced earlier, the TEI meeting will partly overlap and share
some programming with the Chicago Digital Humanities and Computer Science
Colloquium, a lively regional conference. Music will be one of its
featured topics and may be a good topic for shared programming. We will
welcome submissions about TEI and MEI in the context of music in a digital

We have not yet decided on keynote speakers, and I would very much welcome
off-line suggestions about suitable candidates.

With best wishes

Martin Mueller
Chair, Programming Committee, TEI Conference 2014
Professor emeritus of English and Classics
Northwestern University

TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.6.0 is released!

Dear TEI Community,

Today, Monday 20 January 2014, your TEI Consortium has released 
TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.6.0 (Codename: Rosetta). This release 
has involved some major changes: some are things the people will 
notice, e.g. where we now enforce things the Guidelines have said 
for a very long time (see publicationStmt below), and others 
might not be noticed by most users but are helping us build 
towards a more robust TEI future, e.g. more for 'pure ODD'. 
Simultaneously we have improved some of the mechanisms through 
which we manage the development of the Guidelines, e.g. with this 
release we have moved to timing them after having given TEI-L 
warning and encouraging the community to proofread the pending 
release. (Thank you to all who sent in corrections.)
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TEI Board/Council 2014 election results

Dear TEI Community,

It is my pleasure to communicate the results of the Elections 2013.
The people elected to serve for a two year term in the Technical Council, in alphabetical order, are:

Fabio Ciotti
James Cummings
Stephanie Gehrke
Martin Holmes
Paul Schaffner
Peter Steadler

The person elected to serve in the Board is:

Elena Pierazzo

Congratulation to all elected people, and the very best wishes for the forthcoming term. And a very heartfelt thank you to all that had accepted to stand for election: your availability has been really appreciated.

Best wishes

TEI 2014 Members Meeting and Conference: venue and dates

Dear TEI Community,

The Board of the TEI-C is pleased to announce that the 2014 TEI conference and members’ meeting will be hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in the week starting October 20. Evanston is a Northern suburb of Chicago, 30 minutes by train or subway from the “Loop,” Chicago’s central district.

The TEI Conference will partly overlap and share some programming with the Chicago Digital Humanities and Computer Science Colloquium, a lively regional conference. We hope that this collaborative venture will encourage useful cross-walks and conversations.

Elena [Pierazzo]

CFP: Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Call for Papers: Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference and Members Meeting

Papers due 30 January 2014


Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative will be selected papers from the 2013 TEI Conference held in Rome. Any paper, poster, demonstration that was presented at the 2013 conference (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/) can be submitted to this issue.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting poster sessions, lightning presentations, or new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. For further information and submission guidelines please see http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions

Closing date for submissions is 30 January 2014. This issue will be guest edited by Airanna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

Any questions about this issue should be directed to journal-guest-editors-8@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Call for Nominations

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 and Technical Council.  Only one position is vacant on the Board, following the recent revision of the bylaws; six positions are vacant on the Council. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org by September 10, 2013.  The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2013.

Nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board or Council.

Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example candidates’ biographies from a previous election can be found at <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml>.

  • The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are available.
  • The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages.  Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be able to commit to ongoing work  during the course of the year. Candidates may wish to indicate whether you can expect institutional support for your service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).

For more information on the Board, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml>.

For more information on the Council, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml>.

Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.

Thank you,

Lou Burnard (for the TEI nominating committee)

TEI P5 2.5.0 Released

Dear TEI Community,

Owing to some minor processing errors that were found after release 2.4.0 we have made a maintenance release today. After a long string of releases made by others outside of Oxford (to help ensure the knowledge of how to make the releases becomes inculcated in the community), for this minor maintenance release it was decided that University of Oxford’s Sebastian Rahtz would be the release technician for TEI P5 version 2.5.0 (Codename: Opération ‘de Gaulle’). Continue reading

Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT)

Dear TEI Community,

I am delighted to announce that the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) has been awarded a multi-million Euro European grant for investigating the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The TEI Consortium was involved in and supported this application and I am proud for the TEI to have been included in such an outstanding group of partners. Continue reading

TEI Conference 2013: online registration opened

Dear TEI-L members,

we are pleased to announce that online registration for the TEI
Conference and Members meeting 2013 has now opened. This year’s TEI
Conference is hosted at the University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy,
with the support of AIUCD (Italian Association for Humanities
Computing and Digital Cultures) and will take place from from 2 to 5
October. As usual the Conference is preceded by three days of
workshops and tutorials from September 29 to October 2.

This year’s theme is: The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web. The
programme includes keynote lectures by Allen Renear (professor and
interim Dean at GSLIS) and Marie-Luce Demonet (professor of French
Renaissance literature and director of the Maison des Sciences de
l’Homme Val de Loire), parallel sessions of papers, the annual TEI
business meeting, a poster session/tools demonstration and slam, and
special interest group (SIG) meetings. Details about the programme, as
well as infos about accommodation and local attractions are available
in the Conference website at

The rates and the online registration facilities are available at


We hope to meet you all in Rome!


Fabio Ciotti & Gianfranco Crupi

Local organizers TEI Conference 2013

Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI published: TEI Infrastructures

I am delighted to announce the publication of Issue 5 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Initiative. This special issues on TEI Infrastructures was guest edited by Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary.

The issue contains six articles that deals with the TEI as infrastructure from several different perspectives:

* PhiloLogic4: An Abstract TEI Query System by Timothy Allen, Clovis Gladstone, and Richard Whaling;
* TAPAS: Building a TEI Publishing and Repository Service by Julia Flanders and Scott Hamlin;
* Islandora and TEI: Current and Emerging Applications/Approaches by Kirsta Stapelfeldt and Donald Moses;
* TEI and Project Bamboo by Quinn Dombrowski and Seth Denbo;
* TextGrid, TEXTvre, and DARIAH: Sustainability of Infrastructures for Textual Scholarship by Mark Hedges, Heike Neuroth, Kathleen M. Smith, Tobias Blanke, Laurent Romary, Marc Küster, and Malcolm Illingworth;
* The Evolution of the Text Encoding Initiative: From Research Project to Research Infrastructure by Lou Burnard

I would also like to publicly thank Kevin Hawkins, who has fulfilled his term of office and has stepped down as the Journal’s founding Managing Editor. Kevin’s editorial acumen, skill in establishing workflows and processes, attention to detail, and knowledge of the TEI was instrumental in establishing the journal.

I would also like to welcome Martin Holmes as the new Managing Editor. Martin began taking over Kevin’s responsibilities with this issue and I have no doubt that he will build on Kevin’s excellent work.

This is also a reminder that Issue 7 is the Journal’s first open call for articles. Articles are due 28 October, so if you were wondering what you might do over your summer holidays, this may just be the project! Details here: http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/index

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI