TEI 2010 Conference, Meeting, and Workshops: Registration opens

Registration for the 2010 TEI Conference, Members Meeting, and Workshops is now open. The meeting will take place November 11-14 at the University of Zadar, Zadar Croatia. Pre-conference Workshops will be held November 8-10.

The theme of the conference is “TEI Applied: Digital Texts and Language Resources,” though papers and posters on other subjects are also included.

The conference programme includes two keynote lectures, twenty-one regular papers in parallel sessions (with additional space being held back for our September call for “late breaking” papers), numerous posters and demos, and a number of five minute micro-paper+poster demonstrations of the use of TEI XML. And of course there will be the TEI’s famous “poster-slam” where presenters have one minute to discuss their paper in a plenary session, will also be held. The annual TEI members meeting will be held at this conference and the results of the annual election for board and council will be announced.

Our keynote speakers for 2010 are

  • Tomaž Erjavec (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Ian Gregory (Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)

The conference will be preceded by seven intensive workshops, led by many of the most significant members of the TEI and wider markup communities including

In keeping with the relevance of this line up to the wider community, the TEI is for the first time also offering a special commercial rate on its workshops and conference registration in addition to its usual Academic and heavily discounted member/subscriber and student/retired rates. In addition to individual registration prices, a 3-day pass is also available allowing attendance at any workshops over the pre-conference period for a 15% discount.

A 20% early registration discount for workshops (15% for conference registration) is available for registrations before September 8, 2010. Members and subscribers are eligible for up to an additional 50% discount on conference registration and workshops.

An overview of conference and workshop registration options can be found at the TEI Membership Centre. You can also learn how to join the TEI as an individual subscriber or institutional member here.

Relevant sites:

TEIconsortium on Twitter

The TEI Newsfeed is now also available as a twitter stream at http://twitter.com/TEIconsortium if you have a twitter account you can ‘follow’ the TEI should you desire.  (You can of course look at the page even if you don’t have an account, and the links just lead back to our sourceforge blog.)  A reminder that the news is also available at: http://www.tei-c.org/News/ or as RSS at: https://sourceforge.net/apps/wordpress/tei/feed/ or indeed as Atom at: https://sourceforge.net/apps/wordpress/tei/feed/atom/ as well, of course, as direct from the sourceforge blog at: https://sourceforge.net/apps/wordpress/tei/ should you wish. 

Nominations for TEI Board and Council Open (Close Sept. 1, 2010)

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations
for election to the TEI-C Board and Council. Nominations should be
sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org by September 1, 2010. Members of the nomination committee this year are Julia Flanders (chair), Markus Flatscher and Laurent Romary.

The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in November 2010.

Self-nominations are welcome and common. 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

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

The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is
responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The TEI-C
Council oversees the technical development of the TEI
Guidelines. Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI
grow and serve its members better.

For more information on the Board please see:

For more information on the Council please see:

TEI-C membership is NOT a requirement to serve on the Board or
Council. Candidates should be familiar with the TEI and should be
willing to commit time to discussion, decision-making, and TEI
activities. 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.

Groundbreaking digital musical notation model released: MEI 2010-05

The Music Encoding Initiative Council announces the release of
MEI 2010-05, a groundbreaking digital musical notation model

The MEI Council is pleased to announce the first
collaboratively-designed method for encoding the intellectual and
physical characteristics of music notation documents and
their scholarly editorial apparatus. MEI has the ability
to manage complex source situations and will dramatically improve
the search, retrieval and display of notated music online,
benefiting music scholars and performers.
Because of MEI's software independence, the data format defined
by the schema also serves an archival function. 

The MEI model is free and available for download at
http://music-encoding.org. The site also offers tutorials, examples,
and experimental software for MEI conversion--more will be available
in the near future. Information about the future of the project
and how to get involved are also on the site.

The MEI Council is an international group of scholars,
technologists, and educators representing a broad range of
musicological, theoretical, and pedagogical interests. The Council
was created through funding to the University of Virginia Library
and the University of Paderborn from the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the
National Endowment for the Humanities.

TEI By Example Launched

We’re very pleased to announce the completion and launch of TEI by
Example: http://www.teibyexample.org.

TEI By Example (TBE) offers a series of freely available online tutorials
walking individuals through the different stages in marking up a document
in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). Besides a general introduction to text
encoding, step-by-step tutorial modules provide example-based
introductions to eight different aspects of electronic text markup for the
humanities. Each tutorial module is accompanied with a dedicated examples
section, illustrating actual TEI encoding practise with real-life
examples. The theory of the tutorial modules can be tested in interactive
tests and exercises. The tutorial materials are contextualised with a TBE
validator application, allowing you to test your TEI encoding as you type!

We hope you will consider using TEI by Example in your (online)teaching
and refer students of markup to these tutorials.
We also hope you will submit more examples of encoding for inclusion in TBE.

We’re eager to receive your comments and learn about your use of TEI by
example in (self-)teaching environments.

Please contact the editorial team with any feedback at teibyexample@kantl.be.

Funding for the project has been made available by the Association of
Literary and Linguistic Computing, the Centre for Computers and the
Humanities – King’s College London, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and
the Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies of the Royal Academy
of Dutch Language and Literature.

  • Melissa Terras
  • Ron Van den Branden
  • Edward Vanhoutte

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

CFP: Inaugural Issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative,
the official journal of the TEI Consortium

The TEI Board is delighted to announce a call for papers for the inaugural issue of The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. The journal will be published at least once a year with papers from the previous year’s TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting. The editors also welcome proposals from members of the community to guest-edit a special issue on a particular topic or theme of interest
for TEI scholarship, methods, or practice. This is a freely-available, open-access, peer-reviewed journal hosted by Revues.org.

For more information on the journal, see http://journal.tei-c.org/ . Detailed submission instructions will be made available at this site in the near future.For this inaugural issue, the guest editors (Syd Bauman, Kevin Hawkins, and Malte Rehbein) welcome any article that
takes as its premise the scholarly, pedagogic, or administrative concerns of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines or the Text
Encoding Initiative Consortium. Articles arising from the 2009 Conference and Members Meeting held in Ann Arbor are especially welcome.

Closing date for submissions for the inaugural issue is 30 October 2010 with publication expected late Winter 2011.

On behalf of the TEI Board,

Susan Schreibman, Editor-in-Chief

Markus Flatscher, Technical Editor

Kevin S. Hawkins, Managing Editor

P5 release 1.7 now available

TEI P5 release 1.7.0 is now available from Sourceforge at https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/files/ and also online at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html

This release introduces significant additional features to the way in which the ODD system for TEI customization may be expressed. The new features introduced allow a customization to be expressed by inclusion (specifying only the elements it requires) rather than by exclusion (specifying the elements which it does not require). They also permit specification of a particular version of the Guidelines as source for a schema.

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