TEI Data Dictionary Generator

We’re happy to announce the release of the Data Dictionary Generator (DDG), a free and open source tool for creating web-formatted documentation for TEI encoding projects.

Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the <oXygen/> XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes a definition from the TEI Guidelines, a local, project-specific definition (if provided), and a brief snapshot of how the element or attribute is actually being used. By making it easy to compare these three things, the DDG aims to help project editors reflect on current practice within their projects and quickly create stronger encoding guidelines for their collaborators.

To download the Data Dictionary Generator or to learn more, visit http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/?p=519

Posted on behalf of Joe Easterly (Digital Humanities Librarian,
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, 755 Library Road, Rochester NY 14627 http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu) by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.

Conference Announcement: JADT 2016 in Nice, France

International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

JADT 2016 (7-10 Jun e 2016, Nice, France)

http:. //jadt2016.sciencesconf org /


Held every year since 1990 –other, the JADT Brings together 150 to 200 Researchers Involved in the automatic processing of textual and statistical data. The meeting Provides a forum in qui Their participants can present results, compares Existing tools, and exchange with colleagues on Their Methodological and practical experiences.

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LingSIG Meeting at the 2015 TEI Conference in Lyon

This is a gentle reminder for everyone that the next LingSIG meeting is coming close. We should be able to learn soon about the exact conference schedule, but here’s a sneak peak: prepare for Thursday October 29th, from 16h30 to 18h. And again, we would like to repeat the call for micropresentations (see below). Two slots are already reserved — please kindly contact Piotr and Andreas directly (or via this list) if you would like to contribute.

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Registration Open: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 26th, 2015

Registration is now open for the TEI Simple HackAThon in Lyon, on Monday, 26th of October 2015. Please follow the link from TEI Members Meeting workshops website to register.
Deadline for registration is 15th of October. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible to give sufficient time to prepare challenges to work on during the day.
Posted on behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea.

Applications Invited for Assistant Professor Position – Digital Prototyping

Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities (Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential.

For full details, please see the position description below:


Registration Open for Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

November 12 and 13, 2015

University of Michigan Central Campus, Ann Arbor, MI

Rackham Amphitheater and Hatcher Graduate Library

Register here by October 12. (It’s free!)


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ACM ITS 2015 – 2nd Combined Call for Participation: Workshops

2nd Call for Participation: Workshops
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 1518, 2015


ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.

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1st CFP: 12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems

12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, April 11-14, 2016, Island of Santorini, Greece

Further information and information about the submission can be found here: http://www.primaresearch.org/das2016/

About the conference
DAS 2016 is the 12th edition of the 100% participation single-track IAPR sponsored workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches in document analysis and recognition. The workshop comprises invited speaker presentations, oral, poster, tutorial and demo sessions as well as working group discussions.

DAS 2016 will be organized on the island of Santorini, Greece (April 11-14, 2016). Santorini was created from a volcanic eruption that left it with volcanic cliffs overlooking a black and red coast, dazzling against the turquoise Mediterranean. Santorini is one of the most popular, beautiful and unique islands in the world since it combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere, spectacular scenery of deep blue sea and whitewashed houses, breathtaking sunsets, ancient sites, world-class restaurants and an active volcano.

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DH postdoc at UC Berkeley


The Division of Arts & Humanities of the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Digital Humanities.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Digital Humanities at Berkeley is designed to increase our capacity for teaching and scholarship in the digital humanities, with a focus on integrating these into the central academic enterprise of the university.

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

From: Douglas Ivison <divison@lakeheadu.ca>

Subject: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in New Media and Literary Culture. All scholars working at the intersection of media studies and literary studies are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants whose research takes account of new media (analog and/or digital) and their implications for literary culture, including but not limited to work in the areas of comparative textual media, electronic literatures, digital poetics, writing machines, emerging textualities, intersections of print and new media culture, digital literary scholarship, new media as literary form, the history and future of reading, book history, and media archaeology. A secondary specialisation in Writing and Rhetoric would be an asset.

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Save the date: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 2015

Dear all,

It is a pleasure to announce that there will be TEI Simple HackAThon at TEI Members Meeting in Lyon in October this year.
Conveners for this event are Magdalena Turska and Wolfgang Meier of eXist Solutions.
Registration will be open as soon as the date is confirmed. Most probably it will be Monday, 26th of October.
Meanwhile, here’s the presentation on Simple Processing Model I will be giving this Friday as part of first DiXiT Convention in The Hague http://goo.gl/DlP2us and the previous one, delivered by James Cummings during DH 2015 in Sydney https://goo.gl/CjBohw
On behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

“Europe’s future is digital”. This was the headline of a speech given at the Hannover exhibition in April 2015 by Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. While businesses and industries have already made major advances in digital ecosystems, the digital transformation of texts stretching over a period of more than two millennia is far from complete. On the one hand, mass digitisation leads to an „information overload“ of digitally available data; on the other, the “information poverty” embodied by the loss of books and the fragmentary state of ancient texts form an incomplete and biased view of our past. In a digital ecosystem, this coexistence of data overload and poverty adds considerable complexity to scholarly research.

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CFP: Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

CFP: Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

Joint Session between CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE for Congress 2016 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | May 30 – June 1, 2016

What potential resides in the integration of the digital humanities with distance technologies? How might such an integration facilitate the offering of literature courses online? Although the phenomenon of literature courses delivered entirely or partially with the assistance of web-based technologies has made significant inroads into North American curricula and generated lively debates across social and traditional media, the prospects for teaching literature online still remain uncertain. With the rise in popularity of summer institutes such as DHSI at the University of Victoria, and the recent spread of localized DH institute offerings at Guelph and Dalhousie, the moment seems to have arrived when Canadian institutions might consider how the rise of the digital humanities could contribute to transitioning literature departments toward adopting year-round DH course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. How might techniques and technologies of the digital humanities be coupled with literature courses offered online? How productive is the relationship between the practices of “distant reading” and the pedagogy of distance technologies? What kinds of institutional resources are necessary for distance course design and support? What kinds of open-source tools and platforms might be enlisted in such courses? How do we measure the long-term impact of such offerings on enrolments? How do we persuade colleagues and administrators to accept the potential for the move toward dedicated distance course offerings?

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Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2015

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s dialog series award. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third position will receive a notable mention.


The winner of the seminar series of 2015 is the paper:


Automated Pattern Analysis in Gesture Research: Similarity Measuring in 3D Motion Capture Models of Communicative Action


Daniel Schüller et al.

in combination with the presentation given by

Daniel Schüller, Christian Beecks & Irene Mittelberg

from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Alberta, Canada

on 23rd June

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CFP: Public Humanities in a Digital Age (ACLA 2016)

Public Humanities in a Digital Age, ACLA 2016

Organizer: Nicky Agate, Modern Language Association

The NEH’s recently launched Public Scholar program, a burgeoning number of public humanities initiatives and centers all over the country, and the increasing requirement of grant and job seekers that their work have a public component all indicate a redefinition of the public intellectual. Many of the products of such initiatives make use of Web 2.0 technology and new, open forms of scholarly communication.

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CfP: DiXiT Convention “Digital Editions: Academia, Society, Cultural Heritage”, Cologne, 16- 18 March 2016

DiXiT Convention “Digital Editions: Academia, Society, Cultural Heritage”, Cologne, 16-18 March 2016

Call for papers

The Cologne Center for eHumanities is organizing the second DiXiT convention, taking place 16-18 March 2015 in Cologne, Germany. The conference will be preceded by a day dedicated to workshops on:

* Publishing Models for Digital Scholarly Editions
* Aggregation of Digital Cultural Content and Metadata Mapping
* XML-Free Scholarly Editing

The convention organizers invite contributions from everyone working in the field of scholarly editing and its neighbouring areas. Early career scholars are welcome.

Reminder: registration open for the TEI Conference and MM 2015

Reminder that registration is open for the upcoming TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting, to be held in Lyon, France, from October 28th to 31st (+ pre-conference workshops from 26th to 28th Oct.)

Please note that the “early bird” registration rates run until September 15th!

To register, please follow the instructions here:

CFP — Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier @ teachingmedia.org


DH and Media Studies Crossovers/Collaborations/Interdisciplinary Explorations

Edited by Melanie E S Kohnen  and Leah Shafer

Media studies and Digital Humanities (DH) work share a range of intersecting concerns. Recent discipline-wide discussions in Flow and Media Commons, as well as at the SCMS and MLA conferences, have emphasized the crossovers between the two. For this issue of the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, we seek contributions that bring this discussion into the classroom. How do the concerns of DH work, with its emphases on innovative scholarly architectures, multimedia components, and cross-disciplinary hybridity, speak to evolving trends in media studies pedagogy? What kinds of pedagogical practices engage and capitalize on DH’s emphases on praxis and design? How can media studies practice model and promote a productive collaboration around computing in the humanities?

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DH@Madrid Summer School on Digital Scholarly Edition, 13-17 July, also online!

Please, find attached the complete program and registration information for our Digital Humanities Summer School at LINHD-UNED. This year it is devoted to Digital Scholarly Editing and it is sponsored by the Dixit Scholarly Editing Network. The course can be followed presentially or virtually (completely online!).
Dates: 13-17th July 2015
Place: Salón de Actos Facultad de Económicas, UNED, Madrid – or your own computer…
More information registration process and program: http://linhd.uned.es/en/p/summer_school_2015-2/
Discounts apply for any student and member of DH Associations!
Posted by Paul O’Shea (Social Media Coordinator) on behalf of:
Elena González-Blanco
Director of LINHD
Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
28040 MADRID
tel. 91 3986873

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Software solutions for TEI-described manuscripts

Do you use TEI to describe manuscripts?

If so, could you help us by telling us the software solutions you use for:
  • editing
  • managing
  • publishing
  • indexing
the TEI-encoded information?
We would like to understand the range of solutions used by the TEI community to inform a new Bodleian Libraries project which aims to:
  • determine a suitable technical architecture for the storage and indexing of TEI-XML manuscript descriptions across multiple collections
  • build or implement the ‘back-end’ technical architecture as scoped
  • engage in user testing of the existing TEI-based catalogues to decide the functional improvements requires for the front end interface(s)
  • build a new, user-friendly interface for searching and browsing TEI
  • design and implement a sustainability plan around training, communications and standards
If you can help us, or have any questions about the project, please contact:

ITS 2015 – Call for Participation, Doctoral Symposium

ITS 2015 – Call for Participation, Doctoral Symposium

Deadline Extended: 21 July, 2015

The ITS Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
Interactive Surface researchers in an informal and interactive

Students should submit a paper that describes: the problem that the
thesis aims to address; the broad approach and how it builds upon and
goes beyond the most central of relevant previous work; the work
completed and the plan for the full dissertation work. Completed work
may be presented as an overview or highlighting a particularly
important part in depth.

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Late-breaking research/postgraduate and early career CFP

Call for Late-breaking Research Papers: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference 2015

Text Encoding Initiative: connect—animate—innovate

2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium

Call for Papers on Late-breaking Research

28–31 October 2015

Lyon, France

Deadline: Tuesday 28 July 2015

Submissions: https://www.conftool.net/tei2015/

We invite proposals for individual papers on late-breaking research for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI—http://www.tei-c.org).

We particularly welcome proposals from early career researchers and postgraduate students.

The power of the TEI is realized in interactions, between texts, between programs, between practices, and between members of its community. This theme invites considerations of technical and social applications and approaches, both to the practice of encoding and to the development of local and international communities of use. It includes training in the TEI and related areas, for example incorporating the digital into traditional forms of editing. It addresses integration of TEI-encoded texts at scale, for example in libraries and large corpora, and acknowledges that new research questions and external developments require continuous innovation.


This list is not exclusive.

  • Connecting the TEI
    • TEI across corpora, languages, and cultures
    • TEI, formal ontologies and the Semantic Web
    • TEI and beyond: interactions, interchange, integrations and interoperability
    • TEI in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums
  • Animating the TEI
    • TEI outreach, within and between communities of practice
    • TEI, editors, readers, collaborators
    • TEI and sustainability
    • TEI and visualization
  • Innovating with the TEI
  • TEI tools for analysis, publication, and infrastructures
  • TEI environments
  • TEI at scale
  • TEI, refinement, simplification, and extension


All submissions should include a title, the abstract(s), a brief biography of all the author(s)/speaker(s), and up to five keywords.

Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles, biographies and keywords.


Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 300 words.


Proposals may be submitted in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Accepted proposals will be asked to provide an abstract in English. If you need help with this, please contact the programme committee for advice. Presentations may be given in English or French.

Submission Procedure

Proposals must be submitted online, uploading them to https://www.conftool.net/tei2015/. You will need a (free) account to submit a proposal. All proposals will be peer-reviewed.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 28 July 2015.

Acceptances will be notified by Monday 10 August 2015.


Conference papers will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.



On behalf of the Programme Committee

Pip Willcox


Anne Baillot

Peter Boot

Marjorie Burghart

James Cummings

Orietta Da Rold

Martin de la Iglesia

Franz Fischer

Stéfanie Gehrke

Mathias Goebel

Susanne Haaf

Serge Heiden

Emmanuelle Morlock

Martin Mueller

Kiyonori Nagasaki

Suzanne Paul

Dot Porter

Judith Siefring

Pip Willcox (chair)

Adam Wyner

Pip Willcox
Curator of Digital Special Collections
Co-Director, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Bodleian Libraries | University of Oxford

Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services | Osney One | Osney Mead | Oxford OX2 0EW

pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1865 280026 | @pipwillcox

Digital Pedagogy Institute – August 19 – 21, 2015 – Registration Open

Registration is now open for the second iteration of the Digital Pedagogy
Institute, co-hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, Brock
University, and Ryerson University, and supported by the generosity of a
SSHRC Connections grant and Victoria Owen, UTSC Chief Librarian. This
Institute will explore the potential impact that digital pedagogy has on
student experience.

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CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/2016

CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of
the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by
and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar
[2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological
Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the
winter term of the academic year 2015/16.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to
enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
“Altertumswissenschaften”, to include the ancient world at large, such
as Egypt and the Near East.

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Crowdsourcing Workshop at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments –
  Citizen Science for the Digital Humanities


– Taught by experts from Google and Zooniverse (Oxford’s Citizen
Science platform).

– How to plan your crowdsourcing all the way from project
conception to launch to data analysis.

– In-depth experience of all stages of Zooniverse’s new DIY
crowdsourcing site from developing and launching a beta site
through to using data refinement and analysis tools to understand
the results.

– Come with your own project ideas and set of images to work from
to get practical experience in building a project with a dataset
that you understand.

– Opportunity to pitch your project, generate interest in it,
attract a crowd from amongst Summer School delegates, and get
them to respond to it. There will be time to reflect on the
process of setting up and sustaining a crowdsourcing project.
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DATE CHANGE for DCMI Webinar: “Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions”

Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Time: 10:00am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/webinar-keiser)
:: Presenters: Johannes Keizer & Caterina Caracciolo
:: REVISED DATE: Wednesday, 9 September 2015
:: If you have already registered for the original date of this webinar, you do not need to re-register

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ACM ITS 2015 – Final Call for Participation: Papers & Notes

Final Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 1518, 2015


ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.

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Job Posting: Innovator Collaborator at Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University

The Mary Couts Burnett Library at TCU is seeking applications for an Innovator Collaborator position.  Please see attachment above

Texas Christian University is a private, doctoral granting university with an enrollment of about 10,000 students. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has a full time staff of 60, and a collection that includes over 2 million books and audio-visual materials and over 75,000 current journals, electronically and in paper. Located 45 miles west of Dallas, Fort Worth has a population of over half a million and is home to internationally recognized museums, numerous performing arts organizations, a vibrant downtown with an active night life, and two national historic districts.

Information on benefits is available on the TCU Human Resources web site at: http://www.hr.tcu.edu/

To apply, please visit : https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2015-172

More information available here: Innovation Collaborator PUBLIC POSTING

Job Posting: Instructors for Digital Cultures Program at Seattle University

The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University is seeking applications for two full-time non-tenure track instructors for its new Digital Cultures program. The position description is attached.
Please apply at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/17787. Information provided below.

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Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup adds Short Talks


With the addition of six short talks, the program for the symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup is now complete.

The short talks are:

To those who startle at innovation…
Laura Randall, NCBI/NLM/NIH

EAGLE and EUROPEANA: architecture problems for aggregation and harmonization
Pietro Maria Liuzzo, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

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DCMI Webinar: “OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates”

OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Time: 10:00am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/pprincipe)
:: Presenters: Pedro Antonio Príncipe & Jochen Schirrwagen
:: Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Source Managers provide recommendations and best practices for encoding of bibliographic information in OAI metadata. The Guidelines have adopted established standards for different classes of content providers: (1) Dublin Core for textual publications in institutional and thematic repositories; (2) DataCite Metadata Kernel for research data repositories; and (3) CERIF-XML for Current Research Information Systems.

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Job Posting: Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries is seeking an Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies.


Define and articulate vision and strategic directions for UT Libraries information technology to advance UT Libraries’ mission and vision in a dynamic environment, participate in executive level decision making processes, oversee budget allocations, and engage with external collaborators.

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Balisage Program adds Late-breaking News

When the regular (peer-reviewed) part of the Balisage 2015 program was scheduled, a few slots were reserved for presentation of “Late breaking” material.  These presentations have now been selected and added to the program:
– Tomos Hillman on “XSLT Pipelines in XSLT”
– David A. Lee on “Multi Markup Language – When one markup language
just isn’t enough”
– Chris Maloney, Alf Eaton, & Jeff Beck on “A client-side JATS4R validator using Saxon-CE”
– David RR Webber on “The Semantics of self-assembling user apps”
– Joseph Wicentowski & Wolfgang Meier on “Publishing TEI documents
with TEI Simple: a case study at the U.S. Department of
State’s Office of the Historian”

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JTEI issue 8: more articles now published

A third batch of articles for the issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) just appeared:
Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, Gregory R. Crane: The Linked Fragment: TEI and the encoding of text reuses of lost authors

Stefan Dumont, Martin Fechner: Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding


Martin de la Iglesia, Mathias Göbel: From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks


Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):

oXygen XML Editor 17

A new major version of oXygen XML Editor released, bringing it to version 17.

The release notes are presented in detail at

Schematron Quick Fix support was already noticed by TEI users (see the message from Joel Kalvesmaki) – that is one of the highlights of version 17 – along with the user friendly messages provided by Schematron validation, you can annotate the Schematron schema also with recovery actions that will be presented to the user in order to automatically fix a reported problem.
Next Wednesday we have a webinar that presents this functionality, both from the user perspective and from the Schematron developer perspective, so please join us then in case you want to find more about quick fixes and Schematron quick fixes in particular:

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ACM DocEng 2015 — *Deadline extension* for short papers and application notes

The deadline for short papers and application notes has been extended by one week – you now have until May 28 (11:59pm AoE) to get your submissions in. So, if you have unpublished research work related to document engineering, now is a good time to consider submitting to DocEng 2015.

This year’s DocEng will take place from September 8-11, 2015 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

We will also have a doctoral consortium for PhD students, ProDoc@DocEng, to present their research in progress and obtain constructive feedback from more senior members of the audience. Submissions are also due on May 28. More information will follow shortly.

You can find the Call for Papers here:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/call-papers ===

The ProDoc web page is at:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/prodoc ===

All students presenting their work at DocEng 2015, including the Doctoral Consortium will be eligible to apply for an ACM SIGWEB Student Travel Award.

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
===  http://www.doceng2015.org  ===

DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0”

Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0
A DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Presenter: Angela Dappert
:: Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2015
:: Time: 10:00am – 11:15am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/Webinar-Dappert)

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Call for papers – DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 – 18 September)

DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition


The Hague, September 1618  2015





  • Tuesday 15: two parallel workshops
    • Net7 will present Pundit and Muruca
    • Huygens ING will run a workshop ‘TEI and neighbouring standards’
  • Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 (morning): the Convention proper (‘Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition’)

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters,  Laurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).


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Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015


IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford


Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?


Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?

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Deadline 18th May! Call For Posters at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community

Poster proposals for those planning on
attending DHOxSS 2015 (or members of the University of Oxford not
attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015. All
submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS
Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify
applicants of the outcome before the end of May. The Poster session is at the welcome drinks reception the evening of Monday 20 July 2015.

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Reminder! Call for hosts: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference for 2016

This is a public call for bids to host the annual TEI Members Meeting and conference for 2016. Meetings have traditionally been held in the fall. The last two meetings were held in Rome (2013: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/)  and Chicago (2014 http://tei.northwestern.edu/); this year it will be held in Lyon. The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, but that is not a fixed rule.

The TEI website includes a document about Hosting a TEI Conference and Members Meeting (http://members.tei-c.org/hosting). It is a useful blueprint, but many of its details are subject to negotiation or the preferences of the local host. The details of it can be condensed as follows:

ACM ITS 2015 – 3rd Call for Participation: Papers & Notes

Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 1518, 2015


ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.

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Extracted Features Dataset Now Available for 4.8 Million Volumes/1.8 Billion Pages

The HathiTrust Research Center is pleased to announce the release of its Extracted Features Dataset (v.0.2), a dataset derived from 4.8 million public domain volumes, totaling over 1.8 billion pages currently available in the HathiTrust Digital Library collection. The dataset includes over 734 billion words, dozens of languages, and spans multiple centuries. Features are informative, quantified characteristics of a text, and include:


  • Volume-level metadata

  • Page-level features

    • Part-of-speech-tagged token counts

    • Header and footer identification

    • Sentence and line count

    • Algorithmic language detection

  • Line-level features

    • Beginning and end line character count

    • Maximum length of the sequence of capital characters starting a line

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