Call for Nominations for TEI Board and Council

Call for Nominations (DUE: 2011-09-09)

Dear members of the TEI community,

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board and Council. There will be two terms expiring on the Board and six on the Council. Nominations should be sent to the nomination committee at [nominations at] by September 9, 2011.  Members of the nomination committee this year are John Walsh (chair), Marin Dacos, Kevin Hawkins, and Daniel O’Donnell. The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2011.

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.

Thank you,

John Walsh (for the TEI nominating committee)

TEI XSL stylesheets version 5.53

I have just made a release of my stylesheet family to the usual places (Sourceforge, Debian, TEI web site), and it will also appear in the next release of oXygen. I would urge any regular readers to update, and report errors to me ASAP.

Covered by this release are:

– many improvements to conversion to/from Word and OpenOffice
– many changes to ePub generation (can now generate fixed-format file-per-page format and media overlays)
– rewriting to/from Word/OpenOffice, and to ePub, as Ant tasks, allowing them to be called from within oXygen
– starting support for HTML5 output, with microdata
– no doubt adding new bugs. sigh.

Sebastian Rahtz
Head of Information and Support Group, Oxford University Computing Services

Text-Image Linking Environment 1.0

[Please note that there is a workshop on TILE being offered at the TEI
Member’s Meeting at the University of Würzburg, Germany, 10-16 October]

The TILE team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0. The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) is a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. This version of TILE includes:

– Import/export of TEI P5, and the ability to easily create custom data
– Improved workflow and accuracy using the Auto Line Recognizer (ALR)
– An improved API for plugin developers
– Enhancements and bug fixes to TILE’s interface
– Detailed release notes for more information

A MITH-hosted sandbox version of TILE allows you to test the tool online without installing it on your machine. We encourage users to download a copy to install on their own servers to customize the tool. Users can import their own data into the software, or get started by playing with pre-loaded data of Algernon Swinburne’s poem Anactoria, provided by John Walsh at Indiana University.

The development of TILE has been supported by an NEH Preservation and Access Grant, and it is a collaboration between the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (Dave Lester, Grant Dickie, Jim Smith, Doug Reside) and Indiana University (Dot Porter, John Walsh, Jeffrey Mudge, Tim Bowman). We’d love to hear how you are using TILE, and what questions or suggestions you have, either in blog comments or on the TILE forums.

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian

Online Registration for TEI Conference

Dear all,

Registration for the TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference in Würzburg is now possible via the TEI online store. Please follow the link from the conference’s website:

Make sure to secure your early registration discount and don’t forget to book accommodation as soon as possible as the contingents we have reserved are limited.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Würzburg!
On behalf of the local organizers and the program committee


Dr. Malte Rehbein