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:

http://www.tei-c.org/Admin/TEI_travel_form.pdf

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.

Best
Elena

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
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh

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
done?

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
TEI.

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
world.

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.)
 Continue reading 

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
Elena

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.

Best
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

http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

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
http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/.

The rates and the online registration facilities are available at

http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/registration/

We hope to meet you all in Rome!

Cordially,

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

http://jtei.revues.org/

Call for Papers: Issue 7, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

CFP: Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Papers accepted on any theme relating to the TEI

Papers due 28 October  2013

http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

The Editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative are delighted to announce a CFP for Issue 7 of the Journal. This is an non-themed issue. We welcome a broad range of articles on any aspect of the TEI.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting 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 28 October 2013. . The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

We would be delighted to answer any questions about this issue. Please direct them to journal@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman

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

-- 
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman@tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD
http://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/digital-humanities/

Issue 4 of the Journal of the TEI published: 2011 Conference papers

On behalf of the regular editors of the Journal of the TEI, as well as the guest editors for Issue 4, it is my great pleasure to announce the publication of selected papers from the 2011 TEI Conference held in Würzburg, Germany: http://jtei.revues.org/

The issue not only reflects the range of topics addressed at the conference, but highlights the conference theme, Philology in the Digital Age.

My thanks to all editors who made this issue possible, as well as to the authors whose work has make this issue such a success.

with all best wishes

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI
http://jtei.revues.org/

TEI 2013 Meeting in Rome: Conference website, call for papers

Call for Papers, Posters and Panels

The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web

2013 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
2-5 October 2013
Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

* Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2013
* Workshop dates (tentative): 30 September – 2 October 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2013 Annual Conference and Members
Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI – http://www.tei-c.org)
Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel sessions, poster
sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but not exclusively,
on the theme, broadly conceived, The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the
Web.

Conference website: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

  • TEI Conceptual Model
  • TEI and semantic features
  • TEI and formal ontologies
  • TEI and semantic annotation
  • TEI and the Semantic Web
  • TEI schemas

Culture and scholarship

  • TEI in different linguistic and cultural traditions
  • TEI in libraries, archives and museums
  • TEI and critical editing/text analysis/text corpora
  • TEI and digital collections
  • TEI and mass digitisation
  • TEI and user studies

TEI Processing Model

  • TEI tools (for analysis and publication) and infrastructures
  • TEI and interchange
  • Interoperability and integration with other technologies and standards
  • TEI and visualisation

The future of the TEI

  • Community and outreach
  • Intellectual and technical challenges
  • Social structure, sustainability and financial model

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20
minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied
formats, including:
three paper-panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics
round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time
should be left for questions & answers after brief optional
presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the
poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and
tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with
wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to
participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via an online platform, the
availability of which will be announced shortly. Please submit your
proposals by March 30, 2013.

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account
(i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each
submission, you may upload files to the system after you have
completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.

Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations):
Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a
copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract
is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of
750-1500 words (plus bibliography).

Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a
proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction
explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of
the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel
member.

Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a
proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion
and includes the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by
the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in
participation before submission.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected
external reviewers.
Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting
session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at
meeting@tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings,
edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding
Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be
forthcoming.

For the Programme Committee
Arianna Ciula

2013 TEI Conference and Members Meeting Programme Committee:
Marjorie Burghart
Lou Burnard
Fabio Ciotti
Arianna Ciula (chair)
Gianfranco Crupi
Sebastian Rahtz

Issue 6 of TEI Journal: Deadline extended

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:52:08 +0000
From: “Pierazzo, Elena” <elena.pierazzo@KCL.AC.UK>
To: TEI-L@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU
Subject: [TEI-L] Issue 6 of TEI Journal: deadline extended

Dear TEI Community,

It is my pleasure to communicate that the deadline for the submission of papers for Issue 6 of the TEI Journal has been extended up to the 20th of February. Issue 6 will collect selected contributions of the 2012 TEI Conference.
Please keep in mind that no further extensions will be made.

All the best
Elena and Laura

TEI P5 version 2.3.0 released!

Dear TEI Community,

TEI P5 version 2.3.0 (Codename: Betty White) is now available from all the usual sources, such as the TEI-C website and SourceForge. The debian packages, TEI-C XSL, and oxygen-tei framework will be updated fairly soon. This release introduces both textual and schema-related changes, new features and a significant number of bug fixes. Mostly these are based on bug and feature request tickets submitted to SourceForge by the TEI community. If you notice anything that has changed in error, or want to submit additional changes, please do so on the http://tei.sf.net/ website.

We have continued in our aim of opening up the release process to as many different people on Council and in this case the newly elected Hugh Cayless (NYU Digital Library Technology Services) was the release technician. Able assistance was also given by several other council members on the TEI IRC channel (see http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/IRC for more information). As always this has produced a set of notes for how to improve the release process that will be fed back into http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw22.xml for future releases. The greatest thanks are due not only to the TEI Technical Council for undertaking the work, but the TEI community for submitting tickets!

A text version of the release notes is below, but a version (with links) is available at: http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.3.0.html

Many thanks to all,

James Cummings
(TEI Technical Council Chair)
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TEI P5 version 2.3.0 release notes

This version of the TEI introduces new features and resolves a number of issues raised by the TEI community. As always, the majority of these changes and corrections are a consequence of feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI community, using the SourceForge tracking system. If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a feature request or bug ticket at http://tei.sf.net/ for consideration.

Since the last release (25 October 2012), the TEI Technical Council has closed 93 tickets entered in the SourceForge tracking system. During the same period 77 new tickets have been opened by the community according to https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/stats/tracker?tracker=&dates=2012-10-25+to+2013-01-17.

Some of the highlights of the TEI P5 2.3.0 release include:

  • The creation of an att.source class resulting from http://purl.org/tei/bugs/3572502 in order to standardise the provision of the @source attribute for pointing to one or more sources of a bibliographic reference. Currently, the elements quoteqwriting, and egXML claim membership in this class.
  • A change of the att.sourced class to att.edition (to avoid confusion with the above), and the creation of an @edRef attribute to provide one or more pointers to the source edition in which the associated feature (e.g. page, column, or line break) occurs.
  • The addition of a schematron constraint to check that there is a @type attribute if there is a @subtype attribute; also abbr and title now get their @type from att.typed and so will now get a @subtype attribute as well.
  • The creation of a media element to indicate the location of any form of external media (such as an audio or video clip); also the creation of a new att.media class which provides@width, @height, and @scale attributes.
  • A change to label to claim membership in att.placement (for the @place attribute) and att.typed in response to http://purl.org/tei/fr/3527821
  • A tightening up of the use of morphological elements inside cit necessitating some of them to be wrapped in the gramGrp element in response to http://purl.org/tei/bug/3547289
  • Revising section 1.3.1.1.5 on XML Whitespace for further clarity in response to a community contribution.
  • Removal of the default value from the definition of the @marks attribute on quotation. It was decided that a default value is unhelpful since the element is optional and affects the interpretation of the whole document; also the content model of quotation was changed from one or more model.pLike elements to zero or more of these allowing it to not have any child elements.
  • The creation of listPrefixDef and prefixDef to define prefixing schemes used in data.pointer values, showing how abbreviated URIs using the scheme may be expanded into full URIs. This is a powerful mechanism for providing a method allowing full documentation of private URI schemes which are then able to be dereferenced using the information in the prefixDef element. New prose was added to describe this at 16.2.3 – Using Abbreviated Pointers
  • A change to elements which claim membership in model.certLike in that this class has been added to the content model of space in response to http://purl.org/tei/bugs/3565137 allowing them to now be used here.
  • The @type attribute on biblScope has been deprecated and replaced with a @unit attribute for greater clarity. The @type attribute will be removed at a future release.
  • The locusGrp element has been added to the content model of msItemStruct, giving encoders a choice between locus or locusGrp, in response to http://purl.org/tei/fr/3575433
  • The citedRange element has been added inresponse to http://purl.org/TEI/FR/3555191 in order to enable users to document in a bibliographic reference the range within a larger text that is being cited.
  • Many tickets reporting small bugs such as typos, inconsistencies, or places where greater clarity was needed in the Guidelines. The TEI Technical Council would encourage any such reports, so if you spot a problem, please do let us know by filing a bug at http://purl.org/tei/bug.

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Rome in 2013: TEI Conference / Members’ Meeting

TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013 will take place in at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. The local committee is chaired by Fabio Ciotti, on behalf of the AIUCD – the Italian Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale, in collaboration with the research Centre DIGILAB Sapienza. The Programme Committee is chaired by Arianna Ciula. News about the Call for Papers will follow shortly.

The Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place from 2 to 5 October, will start with the usual wealth of workshop (CFP to follow) and will include SIG meetings. Please save the date!

It is indeed our great pleasure to be able to hold our annual conference in Italy and in particular in Rome, where the use of TEI has been strong since the TEI’s early days and I really hope many of you will be able to come and enjoy the delights of a rich and vibrant the intellectual environment, the extraordinary artistic treasures of of the Eternal City and the legendary food (I can personally vouch for all of the above!).


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
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013

We invite applications for a 4-day training workshop on digital text-markup for epigraphic and papyrological editing, to be held in the Institute for Classical Studies, London. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), James Cowey (Heidelberg) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, the US Epigraphy Project, Vindolanda Tablets Online and Curse Tablets from Roman Britain, Pandektis (inscriptions of Macedonia and Thrace), and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML and markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object description in EpiDoc as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor (papyri.info/editor).

No technical skills are required to apply, but a working knowledge of Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors or professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday March 1st, 2013.

Official TEI-C Support for TEI P4 to be discontinued

Dear TEI Community,

When the TEI Consortium released TEI P5 version 1.0.0 in November
2007 it promised 5 more years of ongoing support for TEI P4.
We’ve reached the date where we are starting to remove this
support for TEI P4. By this we mean that we will no longer
respond to bug reports concerning it and will de-emphasise it on
the website by moving TEI P4 to the Vault alongside the earlier
versions. The locations for TEI P4 materials on the TEI-C website
will be permanently redirected to a location in the Vault.

This should have little or no effect on completed projects who
have large collections of TEI P4 documents. For ongoing projects,
if you regularly validate against a P4 DTD on the TEI-C website,
the old URLs for the DTDs will permanently redirect to the new
locations in the Vault.

The TEI-C Webmasters, David Sewell and Kevin Hawkins, will be
undertaking this work over the next few weeks. If you have any
questions about how this might affect you, please do ask!

As always, we encourage those starting projects to use the latest
version of the TEI Guidelines and those working with previous
versions of the TEI Guidelines to migrate content to TEI P5 where
feasible. For information on migrating from P4 to P5, see
http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/migrate.xml.

Sincerely,

James Cummings
Chair of TEI Technical Council


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

TEI Board/Council election results

Dear TEI Community,

I’m pleased to announce the results of the TEI elections 2012. This year we had a extraordinarily rich set of candidates, a fact that made the electoral process at once exciting and very difficult as so many valuable and competent people have accepted to stand for election. Our gratitude goes to everybody who accepted this task: a rich set of candidate speaks for the liveliness of the community and its willingness to contribute to make the TEI a better home and better service for everybody. We hope that the unsuccessful candidates will be willing to stand for elections in future.

The people that were elected for the Board of Directors are:

  • Lou Burnard
  • Arianna Ciula
  • John Walsh
  • Glen Worthey

Congratulations! Our deepest gratitude also goes to the outgoing member of the Board, Marin Dacos: thank you very much for you valuable contribution, we hope you will consider to serve for the TEI again in future.
You can see the details of the vote from here: https://opavote.appspot.com/results/678015/0

The people that were elected for the Technical Council are:

  • Syd Bauman
  • Hugh Cayless
  • Elli Mylonas
  • Sebastian Rahz

Congratulations! Our deepest gratitude goes to the outgoing members of the Council: Piotr Banski and Stuart Yates: thank you both so much for your outstanding contribution to the work of the Council, you will be missed.
You can see the details of the vote form here: https://opavote.appspot.com/results/678015/1

We were very pleased with the returns of votes we had this year, which has grown around 40% with respect to previous years. This, we believe, is due to the extreme richness of valuable candidates, but also to the adoption of a new voting system. More informations about the voting system, including a series of XSLT built by David Sewell to elaborate the votes returned by the OpaVote system can be found here: http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml#voting

Thank you once again to everybody that stand for elections, to the elected candidates and the outgoing officers: the TEI owe you loads!

Best
Elena


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
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh

Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: Vol. 3 published

On behalf of Susan Schreibman (Editor-in-Chief), Kevin Hawkins (Managing Editor), and our Guest Editors Piotr Bánski, Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi, and Andreas Witt, I am delighted to announce the publication of the third issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: http://jtei.revues.org/

This issue is our first “special issue”, focusing on “TEI and Linguistics”.

We’d like to thank all the authors, reviewers, editors, and our hosts at revues.org (Cléo, Marseille, France) for their efforts in bringing this issue to publication.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes feedback at journal@tei-c.org. We also encourage you to start any discussions related directly to these articles on the TEI Mailing List at tei-l@listserv.brown.edu.

Markus Flatscher
jTEI Technical Editor


Markus Flatscher, Editorial and Technical Specialist
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville VA 22904, USA
Courier: 211 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville VA 22903, USA
Email: markus.flatscher@virginia.edu
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/

CFP: Issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

CFP: Issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Selected Papers from the 2012 TEI Conference and Members Meeting Papers due 30 January 2013
http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

Issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative will be selected papers from the 2012 TEI Conference held at Texas A&M. Any paper, poster, demonstration that was presented at the 2012 conference 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 2012. This issue will be guest edited by Laura Mandell and Elena Pierazzo. 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-6@tei-c.org

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

TEI P5 version 2.2.0 is released!

Dear TEI Community,

TEI P5 version 2.2.0 (Codename: Primrose Path) is now available from all the usual sources, such as the TEI-C website and SourceForge. The debian packages and TEI-C XSL will be updated soon. This release introduces both textual and schema-related changes, mostly based on bug and feature request tickets submitted to SourceForge by the TEI community. If you notice anything that has changed in error, or want to submit additional changes, please do so on the http://tei.sf.net/ website.

We have continued in our aim of opening up the release process to as many different people on Council and in this case Piotr Bański (Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim and Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw) was the release technician. Able assistance was also given by Martin Holmes (University of Victoria) who updated the oxygen-tei package. As always this has produced a set of notes for how to improve the release process that will be fed back into http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw22.xml for future releases. The greatest thanks are due not only to the TEI Technical Council for undertaking the work, but the TEI community for submitting tickets!

A text version of the release notes is below, but a version (with links to tickets) is available at: http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.2.0.html

Many thanks to all,

James Cummings
(TEI Technical Council Chair)

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TEI P5 version 2.2.0 release notes

This version of the TEI introduces new features and resolves a number of issues raised by the TEI community. As always, the majority of these changes and corrections are a consequence of feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI community, using the SourceForge tracking system. If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a ticket at http://tei.sf.net/ for consideration.
Since the last release (16 June 2012), the Council has closed at least 82 tickets entered in the SourceForge tracking system, from 25 different members of the TEI community (10 more than in the previous release!). Full details may be found at http://tei.sf.net/ and an active list sorted by ticket number is also available. Ticket numbers are also referenced in the subversion ChangeLog, as usual, which records around 490 commits during this period.

1  Schema Changes

Some of the important or interesting schema-related changes include:
* After much discussion, the datatype and usage of the global attribute @rend was clarified. In response to 3519866, a new global @style attribute was created to allow local description of the source document’s appearance using a formal style definition language such as CSS
* Increasingly, the Technical Council is attempting to provide more consistent Schematron constraints for additional validation (3557497, 3548772, 3064757)
* A new <listApp> element was added, along with other improvements for recording critical apparatus (3497356)
* The model.glossLike class was subdivided, to ensure that only members such as <desc>, <precision>, or <equiv> appear in the content of appropriate elements. (3565137)
* The @scheme attribute on <keywords> was made optional (3554050)
* A new att.milestoneUnit class was created to ensure consistency in use of @unit (3537452)
* Tighter restrictions were imposed on the content model of <gi> and <att> (3535672)
* The content model of <table> was changed to allow model.divBottom (footers, etc.) at the bottom (3531957)
* The <idno> element is now allowed inside <person> and <place> (3440977)
* The <lg> element, after much debate, is now allowed inside <p> (3532022)
* In the content model of <editionStmt>, explicit reference to <respStmt> has been replaced with model.respLike for greater flexibility (3439587)
* <biblStruct> can now be used for patent citations: the <monogr> element now allows an <authority> and an <idno> but no <title>, and <imprint> now allows <classCode> and <classRef>. (3513147)

2  Textual Changes

Some of important textual changes in the Guidelines include:
* Correction of typos, clearer explanations, or provision of new examples in various sections of the Guidelines: (e.g. 3576189, 3573757, 3572375, 3571101, 3561766, 3553911, 3552973, 3549757, 3547934, 3545113, 3539329, 3538141, 3537574, 3536504, 3535717, 3522019, 3521714, 3521288, 3519772, and others)
* Standardization of use of em and en dashes in the Guidelines (3471119)
* Clarification on the use of XPath to point to readings from an external apparatus (3497369)
* New section (23.1) added referencing the application/tei+xml IANA-registered media type (3565152)
* Greater clarification of ISO language codes and consistency in our recommendations and use of @xml:lang (3454803)

3  Environment Changes

The TEI Technical Council continually strives to improve the underlying infrastructure used to edit, store, test, and publish the outputs it creates. During this release cycle some of these infrastructure changes include:
* The TEI source code now references its component parts by means of XInclude rather than by using system entities (3547869)
* TEI ODD processing now supports local modification of classes, so an element can claim membership of an attribute class (e.g. att.typed) while still redefining an element provided by the class locally (e.g. the @type attribute’s value list)
* The HTML generated from the Guidelines now uses relative links to make browsing them in the Jenkins continuous integration servers easier (3556966)
* Various improvements to ODD processing, improvements to the TEI build infrastructure, especially in the testing framework and Schematron constraints
* The marking of TEI P4 as ‘deprecated’ in oxygen packages
* Improvements to the handling of exemplars during the build process
* Provision of additional outputs (e.g. JSON and JSONP see release/xml/tei/odd/) as default release items
* Many changes have been made to the TEI-C Stylesheet library to support these changes, fix reported bugs, and provide new features

4  New release of TEI Lite

An updated version of the ever-popular TEI Lite tutorial has been included with this release in the Exemplars directory. This new version has been updated to take advantage of the many new features introduced in the TEI since its first appearance in 1996, but has not changed in its original design goal, of aiming to specify the 50 or so TEI elements likely to be useful to 90% of TEI projects. There are no plans to update this tutorial, but we will continue to check that it remains compatible with future releases.

Sincerely,

James Cummings
Chair of the TEI Technical Council


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Research Support, IT Services, University of Oxford

TEI Conference Banquet

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce that it will be holding a banquet for the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium.

The reception and banquet for the conference and meeting will take place at the Benjamin Knox Gallery and Event Center in College Station on Friday, November 9th, 2012. We are pleased to invite all conference attendees and speakers to the conference reception from 5:30-7:00 PM, where we will be offering two drink tickets for all.

The banquet will be held from 7:00 PM to midnight. We are very excited to announce that Chef Tai will be catering our meal for the night, serving food from 7:00-9:00 PM. Chef Tai is the winner of Food Network’s America’s Favorite Food Truck and the head chef of College Station’s gourmet restaurant Veritas Wine and Bistro. He has agreed to serve us his award-winning gourmet meals from his authentic Texas food truck directly outside the Benjamin Knox Gallery, and he will be offering meat, vegetarian, and vegan options for all guest.

We request that you register for this event at the TEI conference website. We will be charging $50 a head for the banquet meal and gathering for regular attendees and charging $10 a head for all student attendees of member institutions. Please see the below link, and I look forward to seeing you all at this very special event in sunny Texas soon!

http://bit.ly/UEp9PW

-- 
Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell@tamu.edu

Call for TAPAS test data

Call for TAPAS test data

Do you have TEI data and an adventurous spirit? The TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS http://www.tapasproject.org) is seeking participants to help us test early versions of the TAPAS service, now under development with generous funding from the IMLS and NEH. Over time, TAPAS will provide a full set of repository and publishing services for TEI projects. In the first year, our goal is to permit contributors to upload TEI files and associated data to a Fedora repository, create metadata, and perform basic file management.

Here’s how beta-testers and test contributors can help during the course of the coming year:

1. Immediately, we are gathering sample TEI data for use as we develop the TAPAS internal schemas and stylesheets. If you’re interested in using the TAPAS service to store or publish TEI data (or even if you’d just like to help out), we’d like to know more about your data. Sign up below and send us some samples!

2. In fall 2012, we will be testing the submission and ingestion interface. We will need test contributors with TEI data willing to upload it to TAPAS and tell us how we can improve the process.

3. In fall 2012, we will be working on documentation and will need readers who can help us identify areas that need explanation, and help us clarify difficult points.

4. Throughout the development process, we’ll be glad of thoughtful test users of all kinds interested in being part of a “virtual focus group.”

We welcome participants willing to help with any or all of these activities. Even if you don’t have any TEI data right now, but will have some soon, we would be glad to hear from you. And if you’d just like to be kept on our mailing list for when we start recruiting TAPAS members, you can sign up for that as well.

A few caveats are important here. Our long-term goal is to provide a fully functional repository and publishing service for TEI data. However, in this phase of the project we are building and testing the service in a very preliminary way. Data contributed by beta-testers will be used for testing purposes to help us develop schemas, stylesheets, and interface features, but we cannot make any guarantees about functionality, long-term storage, or anything else at this early stage. Test data and projects will be visible (and visibly thanked!) on the TAPAS site.

To express your interest, please register here: http://bit.ly/ufjOFO. For more information, please contact us at info@tapasproject.org.

Thanks and best wishes on behalf of the TAPAS team,

Julia Flanders, Brown University
Scott Hamlin, Wheaton College

TEI Meeting 2012: Registration Open

What: TEI Members Meeting — TEI and the Cloud/Crowd
When: 7-10 November 2012
Where: Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, USA.

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) is very happy to announce that registration for the 2012 Annual TEI Conference and Member’s Meeting, TEI and the Crowd/Cloud, is now open.

The speakers and presentations will run from Thursday, November 8th to Saturday, November 10th with workshops starting Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the TEI Board Meeting as well as an excursion on November 11th. A more detailed schedule can be found at the conference website, and a program is coming soon.

Registration is possible via the TEI Store.

We look forward to seeing you all at Texas A&M University in November! Please directed any questions to the local organizing committee at idhmc.nexus@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Laura Mandell

Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell@tamu.edu

TEI 2013 Meeting: Request for Proposals

Call for Bids: TEI Members Meeting and Conference, 2013
Deadline: September 15, 2012

The annual TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference takes place every year in late October or early November. We are now seeking bids to host this event in 2013.

The meeting this year (2012) will take place on November 6-8 at Texas A&M University (US): http://idhmc.tamu.edu/teiconference. Previous meetings have included the following:

  • University of Würzburg, 10-16 October, 2011 Hosted by the University of Würzburg.
  • College Park, Maryland, USA, October 31-November 3, 2008. Hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Victoria, Canada, October 27-28, 2006. Hosted by the University of Victoria.
  • Sophia, Bulgaria, October 28-29, 2005. Hosted by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Baltimore, USA, October 22-23, 2004. Hosted by Johns Hopkins University.
  • Nancy, France, November 7-8 2003. Hosted by ATILF.
  • Chicago, USA, October 11-12 2002. Hosted by the Newberry Library and Northwestern University.
  • Pisa, Italy, November 16-17 2001. Hosted by the University of Pisa.

The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, but this is not a fixed rule and exceptions have occurred. We also welcome proposals from other parts of the world, and in particular from areas where new TEI communities are arising.  Preference is given to bids from institutions that are easily accessible to the bulk of our membership.

The meeting format has expanded in recent years to include a conference-style component. Typically this means a three day event with possibilities for pre-and/or post-conference workshops. The host also arranges space for a meeting of the Consortium Board after the conference and members’ meeting.

At this year’s meeting, we will be running eight sessions of refereed papers, two keynote presentations, and a number of posters. The meeting will also host the Consortium’s business meeting and full day workshops for Special Interest Groups. The Consortium Board meets on the Sunday following the meeting. In previous years we have also had pre-conference workshops. Attendance for the last two years has been between 100 and 150. Bids should plan on a similar general format and size, though hosts are free to innovate in consultation with the Consortium.

The TEI Consortium provides some funding to cover the costs of its meeting. Additional costs are usually covered by the host and efforts to locate external sponsorships. Such additional costs commonly include room rental, refreshments, one or more receptions, conference bag or mug, and costs associated with Plenary Speakers. The total budget of the meeting varies from year to year depending on local conditions.

Bids should be sent to Elena Pierazzo (elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk) by September 15, 2012, and should include the following information:

  • The name of the institution(s) making the bid
  • The name, address, email, and telephone number of the contact person
  • A brief description of the facilities available for the event (rooms, equipment, technical support, food)
  • An indication of what financial support, if any, the hosting institution is prepared to give (for instance, sponsoring one or more receptions or pre-meeting workshops; payment of travel expenses for one or more plenary speakers; etc.)
  • Any other details that may be useful in assessing the bid (e.g.  the presence of a conference on a related topic at the institution around the time of the meeting; the launch of a new TEI-related initiative at the institution, etc.).

Institutions considering a bid are encouraged to contact the Consortium
to discuss their ideas. The consortium chair is Elena Pierazzo;
other members of this year’s meeting program committee are
Welzenbach, Martin Mueller, James Cummings, Arianna Ciula,
Marjorie Burghart, and Laura Mandell.

All bids will be reviewed by the TEI board, which makes the final
decision.

Thank you very much!


Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell@tamu.edu

Seminar, Taking TEI Further: Transforming and Publishing TEI Data

The September 1 application deadline is coming soon for:

Taking TEI Further: Transforming and Publishing TEI Data
Brown University, December 10-12, 2012
Application deadline: September 1, 2012

Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant, up to $1000 for graduate student participants.

XSLT is a crucial tool for those working with the TEI, both as a key part of any XML publication system and also as a technology for manipulating and managing XML data. As a programming language that can be used to transform XML data into other formats, it is immensely powerful and also comparatively approachable for those already familiar with XML. For individual scholars and librarians (who may not have access to technical support or programmer time), XSLT can be a remarkably enabling skill, making it possible for them to create usable output in a variety of formats, including HTML, formats used by visualization software, and even PDF. The challenge for digital humanists is not in finding XSLT resources; because it is such an important technology, there are numerous tutorials online and workshops available. However, these materials and events are almost universally aimed at an industry audience, rather than at humanities scholars. What we seek to do in these seminars is provide an introduction to XSLT that is aimed at a scholarly audience, using examples from real humanities data and approaching the topic from the perspective of those who may be familiar with the TEI and XML, but not with other programming languages. This seminar will provide participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. We will also help participants learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.

These seminars are part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by the Brown University Women Writers Project. They are aimed at people who are already involved in a text encoding project or are in the process of planning one, and are intended to provide a more in-depth look at specific challenges in using TEI data effectively. Each event will include a mix of presentations, discussion, case studies using participants’ projects, hands-on practice, and individual consultation. The seminars will be strongly project-based: participants may present their projects to the group, discuss specific challenges and solutions, and get advice on thorny problems. We encourage project teams and collaborative groups to apply, although individuals are also welcome. A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior experience with text encoding will be assumed.

To apply, please visit
http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/neh_advanced_application.html

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University

Call for Nominations: TEI Board and Council elections

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. There will be four terms expiring on the Board and four on the Council. Nominations should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org by September 27, 2012. Members of the nomination committee this year are David Sewell (chair), James Cummings, and John Walsh. The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in November 2012.

All 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/2011/mm54.xml. You may wish to indicate whether you can expect institutional support for your service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).

  • The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. Board members are expected to attend the annual meeting (travel subsidy from the TEI-C is available), and to participate in occasional conference calls and ongoing tasks during their term of service.
  • 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.

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.

While Board and Council members are encouraged to seek institutional support for travel to TEI Board and Council meetings, the TEI Consortium has in the past subsidized such travel for elected Board and Council members and will continue to do so as the budget allows.

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,

David Sewell (for the TEI nominating committee)

Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI 5

TEI Infrastructures
CFP: Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI
Submissions due 30 September 2012
http://journal.tei-c.org/

The TEI has proven to be one of the great success stories in the Digital Humanities. It has emerged as the de facto standard for online critical scholarly editions as well as a format that promotes interoperability and exchange. This success has also prompted a new direction in TEI research: the development of infrastructure to support TEI scholarship, comprising workflows, support for collaborative encoding, distributed annotation.

The editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, the official journal of the TEI Consortium, are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue that focuses on TEI Infrastructures. For this issue, the guest editors (Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary) welcome articles including:

  • Infrastructures dedicated to the support of TEI-based research
  • Requirements from annotation practices in Digital Humanities using TEI
  • TEI as an Infrastructure across domains
    • Especially the role of the TEI in infrastructural initiatives in the humanities
    • Especially the use of TEI in Infrastructures to support collaborative editing and crowd-sourced editions
  • Dynamic presentation interfaces for TEI-encoded text
  • The TEI as an architectural component within national or international infrastructures (such as DARIAH, Europeana, Project Bamboo, TextGrid, etc.)
  • The TEI as an architectural component in commercial and scholarly digital publishing infrastructures
  • The TEI as a component within digital curation infrastructures
  • Material, political, social, legal, and technical differences between building TEI-enabled tools and building TEI-aware infrastructure

Submissions are accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting new research or new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. Author guidelines are available at http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, a peer-reviewed open-access publication hosted by Revues.org, is the official journal of the TEI Consortium. Closing date for submissions to this issue is 30 September 2012 with publication expected Spring 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact journal-guest-editors-5@tei-c.org.

-- 
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman@tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD
http://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/digital-humanities/

TEI Newsfeed move

We’ve been having problems with the TEI-C Newsfeed because the wordpress blog at the TEI SourceForge site was not letting people login. SourceForge are now in the process of getting rid of the ‘hosted apps’ which include the WordPress blog we had there. We have imported the news articles into a blog on http://textencodinginitiative.wordpress.com and hopefully this won’t cause too many problems.

-JamesC

Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI 5

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:26:37 +0100
From: susan schreibman <susan.schreibman@gmail.com>
Subject: CFP: Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI: TEI Infrastructures

TEI Infrastructures

CFP: Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI

Submissions due 30 September 2012

http://journal.tei-c.org/

The TEI has proven to be one of the great success stories in the Digital Humanities. It has emerged as the de facto standard for online critical scholarly editions as well as a format that promotes interoperability and exchange. This success has also prompted a new direction in TEI research: the development of infrastructure to support TEI scholarship, comprising workflows, support for collaborative encoding, distributed annotation.

The editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, the official journal of the TEI Consortium, are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue that focuses on TEI Infrastructures. For this issue, the guest editors (Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary) welcome articles including:

* Infrastructures dedicated to the support of TEI-based research

* Requirements from annotation practices in Digital Humanities using TEI

* TEI as an Infrastructure across domains

* Especially the role of the TEI in infrastructural initiatives in the humanities

* Especially the use of TEI in Infrastructures to support collaborative editing and crowd-sourced editions

* Dynamic presentation interfaces for TEI-encoded text

* The TEI as an architectural component within national or international infrastructures (such as DARIAH, Europeana, Project Bamboo, TextGrid, etc.)

* The TEI as an architectural component in commercial and scholarly digital publishing infrastructures

* The TEI as a component within digital curation infrastructures

* Material, political, social, legal, and technical differences between building TEI-enabled tools and building TEI-aware infrastructure

Submissions are accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting new research or new tools/services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. Author guidelines are available at http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, a peer-reviewed open-access publication hosted by Revues.org, is the official journal of the TEI Consortium. Closing date for submissions to this issue is 30 September 2012 with publication expected Spring 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact journal-guest-editors-5@tei-c.org.

–Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

TEI Meeting 2012: Call for workshops/tutorials

From: “Pierazzo, Elena”
To: TEI-L@listserv.brown.edu
Subject: [TEI-L] TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting – Call for workshops and tutorials

Call for pre-conference workshop and tutorial proposals

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d
2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

* Workshop proposals due Wed 15 May 2012
* Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2012
* Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)

The TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting will be preceded by educational tutorials or workshops. The goal of the tutorials is to give an opportunity to learn more about the use of TEI markup under the guidance of experienced instructors and practitioners, whereas workshops are an opportunity for specific groups to meet and work together on a TEI related subject.
Workshops and tutorials range in length from a single morning or afternoon to a maximum of two days. Tutorials are run on a cost-recovery basis: a separate fee is charged of participants that is intended to cover the costs of running the tutorial. Workshops are expected to be free of charges.

If you are interested in proposing either a workshop or a tutorial for the 2012 Members’ Meeting and Conference, please submit your proposal as early as possible and before 15 May 2012 via conftool, the availability of which will be announced shortly. Expressions of interest should include as much as possible of the following information (the committee is willing to work with proposers in developing their proposals):
* A proposed topic
* A rationale explaining why this topic is likely to draw sufficient attention to the TEI community
* Preferred length of the event
* Infrastructural requirements
* (In the case of a tutorial) A proposed instructor or slate of instructors including brief
discussion of relevant experience, as well as a preliminary budget of your anticipated costs (if any).
* (In the case of a workshop) A core list of people who are likely to participate, keeping in mind that workshops are by essence open for participation
Organisational and infrastructure costs (e.g. coffee breaks and the like) will be determined later in conjunction with the local organising committee.

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated by the programme committee primarily on the basis of their likely appeal to the TEI community, the quality of the proposed instructors and method of instruction, and cost. The committee will work with selected organizers after this date to refine the details of their proposals.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org.

For the International Programme Committee,

Elena Pierazzo (chair)
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Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Chair of the Teaching Committee
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh

TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting 2012: Call for Papers

Dear TEI Community,

It is my great pleasure to issue the Call for Paper for the forthcoming TEI conference and Members Meeting.

All the best wishes
Elena

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Call for papers and proposals

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d
2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

* Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012
* Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2011
* Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI – http://www.tei-c.org) Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel
sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but
not exclusively, on digital texts, scholarly editing or any topic
that applies TEI to its research.

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

  • TEI and Google Books
  • Handicraft vs. Large Scale Digitization: a False Dichotomy?
  • TEI and massive digital collections
  • TEI and Recording Document Corrections
  • TEI and “Dirty” OCR
  • TEI Schemas and Document Publication History
  • Text vs. Document: Can the TEI semantics express both?
  • TEI and text corpora
  • The relation between representation (encoded text) and presentation (visualisation, user-interface)
  • TEI encoded data in the context of quantitative text analysis
  • Integrating the TEI with other technologies and standards
  • TEI as metadata standard
  • TEI as interchange format: sharing, mapping, and migrating data (in particular in relation to other formats or software environments)

In addition, we are seeking proposals for 5 minute micropaper presentations focused on experiences with the TEI guidelines gained from running projects and discussing one specific feature.

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20 minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied formats, including:

* three paper-panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics

* round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time should be left for questions & answers after brief optional presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Micropapers will be allocated 5 minutes.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via conftool, the availability of which will be announced shortly. Please submit your proposals by May 15, 2012.

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each submission, you may upload files to the system after you have completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.

* Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations): Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of 750-1500 words (plus bibliography).

* Micropaper: The procedure is the same as for an individual paper, however the abstract should be no more than 500 words. Please be sure the abstract mentions the TEI feature to be presented!

* Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel member.

* Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion and includes the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in participation before submission.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected external reviewers.

Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at meeting@tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org.

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be forthcoming.

For the International Programme Committee,

Elena Pierazzo (programme committee chair)

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

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh

Release of 2.0.1 of TEI P5 Published

The 2.0.1 release of TEI P5 is a minor release fixing a number of bugs pointed out with the 2.0.0 release. The 2.0.0 release of TEI P5 was a major new release of the TEI P5 Guidelines, which introduces some significant new material as well as implementing an unusually large set of other changes and error corrections. Since the last release in March 2011, members of the TEI community have proposed over 60 feature requests and reported about the same number of errors; dealing with these has kept the TEI Council busy, and most of these tickets have now been closed. See further the release notes http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.0.1.html.

Release 2.0.0 of TEI P5 published

This is a major new release of the P5 Guidelines, which introduces some significant new material as well as implementing an unusually large set of other changes and error corrections. Since the last release in March 2011, members of the TEI community have proposed over 60 feature requests and reported about the same number of errors; dealing with these has kept the TEI Council busy, and most of these tickets have now been closed. See further the release notes at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.0.html

Call for TEI Project Info

All,

The TEI Projects page at http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/index.xml has
been gathering entries for quite a few years, and not surprisingly some of the
information in the entries is obsolete or out of date. TEI Council has discussed
migrating the information here to a more user-friendly database-like interface,
but that may not happen for a while.

In the meantime, I have just gone through the existing entries and fixed broken
links. I am sure that other information (contact email, etc.) needs updating as
well. If you are responsible for a project listed on that page and want to make
any changes, could you please email the details to me?

Also, you can submit new projects here: http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/newform.html

Four projects on the list seem to be entirely missing from the Web. If anyone
can provide me with working links to them, I will update; otherwise I will
remove them from this list in a week or so:

The Anglo-Saxon Poetry Project
http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/an01.xml

The Cursus Project
http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/cu01.xml

Project Lorelei
http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/lo01.xml

The Sternberg Project
http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/st01.xml

Thanks for assistance,

David Sewell, dsewell@virginia.edu
TEI webmaster

TEI Community Initiative Grants

TEI Community Initiative Grants
Proposals Due 15 December 2011
Total Call: $4,000

The TEI Board is delighted to announce a call for Community Initiative
Grants. Proposed projects proposed should support and promote the goals
of the TEI and should be carried out within one year of the date of the
award.

Applications will be adjudicated according to the following criteria:

* excellence of the proposal;

* contribution of the activity to the promotion and development of the TEI;

* track record of individuals or group proposing the activity;

* deliverables which are realistic and can be accomplished within the
budget and time period proposed.

Although there is no upper amount for any individual proposal,
applicants should bear in mind that the total amount for this grant call
is $4,000.

Proposals should be no longer than three pages (ca. 750 words) and
should contain the following information:

1. Name and contact details of proposer
2. Name of organization (if the proposal is being submitted on behalf of
a TEI SIG or other organistion)
3. Narrative addressing the criteria above.
4. Amount requested. Please indicate if it would be possible to carry
out the activity with less funding, and if so, how that would change the
nature of the proposal.
5. Date for final report

Please send submissions to Susan Schreibman by 15 December 2011

--
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman@tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD
http://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/digital-humanities/

2011 Board and Council Election Results

[original source, TEI-L:
http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1110&L=TEI-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=12010]

Dear TEI-L,

I am writing, as Chair of the 2011 Nominations Committee, to announce
the results of the recent TEI elections for Board and Technical
Council.

New Board members (serving two-year terms, January 2012 through December 2013):

- Marjorie Burghart
- Laura Mandell
- Martin Mueller
- Elena Pierazzo

New Technical Council members (serving two-year terms, January 2012
through December 2013):

- Brett Barney
- Gabriel Bodard
- Kevin Hawkins
- Martin Holmes
- Paul Schaffner
- Rebecca Welzenbach

Please join me in welcoming our new Board and Technical Council
members and in thanking all those who participated in the elections.

I'd also like to thank my fellow committee members: Marin Dacos, Kevin
Hawkins, and Dan O'Donnell.

Sincerely,

John Walsh
Chair, 2011 Nominations Committee
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| John A. Walsh
| Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science
| Indiana University, 1320 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
| www: <http://www.slis.indiana.edu/faculty/jawalsh/>

| Voice:812-856-0707 Fax:812-856-2062 <mailto:jawalsh@indiana.edu>

TEI Elections Open

Subject: TEI elections open
From: Unsworth, John M
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 16:50:29 +0000

Folks,

Email has been sent to designated electors from TEI member institutions, inviting them to vote in the elections for Board and Council. Candidates’ statements on a variety of questions having to do with the future of the TEI can be found at: http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2011/mm54.xml

TEI member institutions eligible to vote are listed at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/current.xml. If you are at one of those institutions and want to know who your institutional elector is, or if your institution is not listed and you believe it should be, contact membership@tei-c.org.

Many thanks to all the candidates and electors for participating in the election, and to all of you for helping me put together the questions candidates have addressed in their statements.

John Unsworth
[Interim chair, TEI Board]

TEI Consortium Support for TEI P4 (survey)

Dear TEI-L

When the TEI Consortium released TEI P5 in November 2007 it
promised 5 years of ongoing support for TEI P4. Support for TEI
P4 will continue until November 2012. As this is just over a
year away the TEI Technical Council thought it should gradually
phase out support for TEI P4 over this period.

As a first step in this direction it has been suggested that we
de-emphasize TEI P4 on the website (e.g. by stopping search
engines indexing it). Before proceeding with this we want to
gauge how many ongoing/active projects there might be out there
still using TEI P4 and so have set up the following survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2N95CY5

This collects some information we will use to assess how much TEI
P4 is still being used and what steps we should take in phasing
out its support. It also collects some additional information
potentially of use to the TEI Technical Council. TEI P4 has,
since the publication of TEI P5, been considered deprecated and
since then we have encouraged use of TEI P5 by new projects. Even
if you have never used TEI P4, only TEI P5, we would appreciate
you filling in the survey so we can capture that (negative
results are indeed results in this case).

Many thanks,

-James

TEI Conference Reminder

From: Malte Rehbein, malte.rehbein@uni-wuerzburg.de

This is a reminder that the registration for the TEI conference is now  open and that the early registration discount is available only until 31  August. Please check out the conference website (http://www.zde.uni-wuerzburg.de/tei_mm_2011/ ) for the programme (now final!) including keynotes, papers, micropapers and posters as well as pre-conference workshops and tutorials and excursions. Information about travelling and lodging is also available.

Statement from interim TEI Board Chair John Unsworth

From: John Unsworth
To: The TEI Community
Date: August 18, 2011

On August 11, Martin Mueller resigned as Chair of the Board of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, following a vote of no confidence from the TEI’s Board of Directors.  Since then, there has been a great deal of speculation on the TEI-L email list, on Twitter, and elsewhere, about how this came to pass and what it means.  The purpose of this statement is to replace speculation with an account of events that has the endorsement of both Martin Mueller and the Board of Directors.

On August 17th, the Board appointed and unanimously elected me to serve as interim Chair for the remainder of Martin’s original term.  At the end of that term, I will not stand for election or seek a new appointment as Chair.  As many of you know, I helped to establish the TEI as a non-profit membership organization in 2000, and served as the first Chair of its Board and later of its Council. My goal in serving as interim Chair for the next year and a half will be to address operational needs, to restore equanimity, and to ensure that there is a full and open discussion of strategic priorities.

Contrary to speculation, the change in leadership at the TEI was not a result of Martin’s thoughtful August 4th, 2011 letter to the Board (see http://bit.ly/nG0Ga2). The issues that he raises in that letter are important and should be taken up by the community.  As Chair, Martin focused his attention on finding a new Treasurer, finding ways to bring down costs, bringing in new members, and finding ways to stabilize and improve TEI’s place in the landscape of digital humanities.  All of these were and are critical problems and useful strategic activities for the Chair.

The core issues leading up to Martin’s resignation were differences of opinion about the nature and purpose of the Board itself, and about day-to-day priorities in the business of the TEI (partly having to do with the sequencing of elections and appointments), the relationship between Board and Council, spending priorities (with respect to SIGs, professional services, and meetings), and the role of the Chair, a position described in the TEI Bylaws as one that “shall, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, generally supervise and manage the affairs of the TEI-C.”  Disagreements over these issues developed within the Board, and between some Board members and their Chair.  Some Board members felt important tasks were going unattended to, and differed with the Chair on strategic priorities. Others, including the Chair, felt that the Board was not efficient in its deliberations, and was excessively concerned with procedure.

In the end, these disagreements about priorities and leadership style hardened into irreconcilable differences.  On August 11,  the Chair called a meeting to discuss budget matters, and four of six voting members, a quorum of the Board, attended.  A vote of confidence was called but failed to pass, and Martin resigned.  A brief account of that meeting was published on August 15 on TEI-L, and it is available at http://bit.ly/pqyGsJ.

The purpose of the foregoing is to explain how we arrived where we are; it is not meant to decide who got us here.  I am certain that everyone involved felt they were doing the best thing for the TEI, but the situation needs to be de-polarized.  We’re a community of people with significant shared interests and values, but we are also a minority in some important larger communities, so it’s in our interest to focus on what we share, and to design and pursue a collective strategy with respect to those larger communities.  In order to plan that strategy, and attend to its implementation, the community needs to speak on issues both conceptual and operational, and the Board and Council need to listen.  In fact, I am sure they would welcome mandates from the community.

Some procedural issues have been raised, on Twitter and on TEI-L, that also need to be addressed.  There has been much speculation regarding the Board’s structure and its decision-making process in the case at hand. The Board consists (as it has always consisted) of voting and non-voting members.  All of its voting members are elected by TEI member institutions.  Officers of the Board are elected (and if necessary, appointed) by the rest of the Board.  The question has also been raised whether the Board exceeded its authority by calling a vote of no confidence.  The bylaws do not provide explicit advice on the proper procedure for removing a Chair, but logically there must be one, and if the Chair is elected by the Board, the Board must be able to vote to replace him or her.  There has also been speculation about whether recently approved changes to the TEI Bylaws were in some way a backdrop for these events.  Both the old and the new bylaws stipulate the same procedures for appointing a Chair and for repopulating the Board.  Both old and new bylaws say that a Chair may be either an elected Board member or an appointed one: Martin was appointed by the Board, so his departure as Chair entails his departure from the Board, but it does not create the sort of vacancy that necessitates a special election by member institutions.

Finally, on behalf of the Board, I invite discussion of the TEI’s future strategy and operations, with the hashtag #teifuture on Twitter, and the subject line “Future of the TEI” on TEI-L.