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


James Cummings
Chair of TEI Technical Council

Dr James Cummings,
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:

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:

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:

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


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

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:

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 (Cléo, Marseille, France) for their efforts in bringing this issue to publication.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes feedback at We also encourage you to start any discussions related directly to these articles on the TEI Mailing List at

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