BaseX 7.9: The Summer Edition

Dear XML aficionados,

in the midst of summertime, we provide you with a new version of BaseX,
our XML database system and XQuery 3.0 processor. This is what you get:

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Edirom Summer School 2014 – Course Program and Registration

Dear colleagues,
please let me inform you about the course program and registration deadline (31 July 2014) of this year’s Edirom-Summer-School (ESS), which will take place 8 to 12 September 2014 at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute (University of Paderborn, Germany). ESS is co-organized by the Virtual Research Group Edirom (University of Paderborn) and the german eHumanities project DARIAH-DE.

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Call for TAPAS project early adopters

The project developers for the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) are still seeking TEI project teams to participate as early adopters of the TAPAS service for the next phase of project development.

TAPAS Project Background

TAPAS is the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS also provides a support community of other project developers and TEI experts enthusiastic about sharing their technical and experiential knowledge of all things TEI.

We invite you to visit tapasproject.org/ for more information on the project, its development, and participation opportunities.

Early Adopter Phase of TAPAS

We are currently transitioning out of the beta testing phase of the project and into an important next phase where we are inviting TEI project teams to begin using the TAPAS service and contribute real projects and collections to the site. By “real” projects and collections, we mean full-fledged TAPAS projects and collections built with non-test TEI data that can remain as live projects on the TAPAS site once TAPAS goes public. As a note, your TEI data need not be fully complete, as your projects will necessarily be works in progress, but this data should not be test or placeholder data.

By launch time, we would like to have at least 35 projects visible with working collections, metadata, and TEI data. Your contributed projects will help demonstrate for future users the capabilities and value of the TAPAS service, and provide a more welcoming environment for people to join. As an early adopter, you will have the wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Your project would be featured in TAPAS publicity and would receive high visibility as a featured project on the TAPAS site.

Becoming a TAPAS Early Adopter

If you are interested in serving as an early adopter, here’s what we would need you to do:

 

  • Email us (info@tapasproject.org) and we will forward you information on how to access the TAPAS site and create an account
  • create a new TAPAS project with full project information (description, logo, one or more project participants)
  • create at least one TAPAS collection with full collection information (description, metadata, publication settings)
  • upload one or more TEI files for that collection with full metadata, ideally including some fairly detailed subject and genre metadata

 

In order to participate, you will need to have a current TEI membership, either as an individual ($50) or through your institution. Membership provides critical support for both the TEI and TAPAS, so we hope you may consider joining or rejoining if you’re not currently a TEI member.

We hope very much that you will be able to join the TAPAS community of early adopters–if you are able to, please respond to info@tapasproject.organd we will send you more details about how to proceed.

Sincerely,

Ben

 

Benjamin J. Doyle

TAPAS Project Manager

Northeastern University

http://www.tapasproject.org/

Email: Info@tapasproject.org

Twitter: @TAPAS_Project

CFP: Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
6-7 November 2014

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library welcomes proposals for panels, papers, and presentations that address pedagogical approaches for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Submission topics may include (but are not limited to) instructional methodologies and strategies for:

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DiXiT Fellowship in Cologne: “Tool integration in the digital edition” (12 months)

The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne is offering a Marie Curie fellowship for an Experienced Researcher:

“Tool integration in the digital edition”
(full-time; fixed-term employment for 12 months, starting 1st November 2014).

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Launch of RIDE – Review Journal for Digital Editions

The Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE) is happy to
announce the launch of a new review journal, RIDE. We aim to make
digital editions and resources more visible and to provide a forum in
which expert peers can evaluate and discuss the efforts of digital
editors in order to improve current practices and advance future
developments. It will do so by asking its reviewers to pay attention not
only to the traditional virtues and vices of any edition, but also to
the evolving methodology and its technical implications.

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tei xsl styles 7.18

Dear colleagues,

I have made a new release of the TEI Stylesheets in the usual places;
if you use Debian packages or the TEI framework updater in oXygen,
you’ll see them come over.

amongst other things, this release

* implements the Pure ODD markup more thoroughly
* fixes many small problems in Excel and Word to TEI (you’ve no idea how devious a docx file can be…), thanks to Magdalena Turska
* improves Markdown <-> TEI
* improves WordPress -> TEI (similar unimaginable horrors)

there remains an unresolved error in some ODD processing
(https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets/issues/21)

https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets is the place to report
errors, and to send in fixes (as some people are doing,
which is great).

Sebastian Rahtz
Director (Research) of Academic IT
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.

Job opportunity at NUI Maynooth: Digital Repository of Ireland Developer

The National University of Ireland Maynooth has an exciting opportunity for a developer (either at the postdoc or researcher level) to join an exciting national, multiinstitutional initiative in developing a trusted digital repository. The role at NUIM is in the area of data modelling using metadata schemes and standards (including TEI) common in digital humanities, digital preservation, and digital library projects.

Full particulars are available here
http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role and the project, please get in touch with me.

with all best wishes

susan


Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797

DH@Madrid Summer School, last call!

Dear colleagues,
 
This is the last call to announce the DH@Madrid Summer School, which will take place next week at UNED in Madrid. The course can be followed in person or online with videos and online materials available till 7th july. Discounts are available for members of DH associations and also Friends of Museums. Great prices for students are offered too.
If you are interested in Digital Humanities and want to know more about its main topics and trends, this is your course! Last seats available!
More info available at: www.uned.es/dhmadridsummerschool
Best regards,
 
Elena González-Blanco
Director of DH@Madrid Summer School
Academic Director of LINHD (Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digltales de la UNED) http://linhd.uned.es

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TEI Paid Assistance

Hello everyone,

I am working on a project that uses TEI to organize some authority data related to a large collection of documents. I need an experienced user of TEI to consult on the project and help troubleshoot some of the issues I’m having. I don’t feel that I am experienced enough to do this alone. I have funding that I can use to pay this person for their time. Below is a description of the tasks I need assistance with. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing jacobhill.mail@gmail.com.

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Cultural Literacy in Europe – Call for papers OPEN!

Dear all,

Below is the call for papers for the first conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) – see strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics.
Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations and disseminate the announcement.
Best,
Arianna

TEI Critical Edition Toolbox

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to test a new tool I am developping, called the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.

The current version of this online application can be found at the address below, but at this “beta testing” stage its access is password-protected:
http://ciham-digital.huma-num.fr/teitoolbox/
If you wish to test the Toolbox, please send me a private message and I will send you the login and password.

You will find below a more detailed description of the purpose and features of the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.

Best regards,
Marjorie

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The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) Elections

Dear Colleagues,

Call for nominations to EADH executive committee.

The executive committee of The European Association for Digital
Humanities (EADH) will hold elections for three positions on its
executive committee (see http://eadh.org/about/constitution for
more information) this month and the election committee calls for
nominations.  We note that we are beginning this later than usual and
later than we wished because of a large influx of new members, who
whose voting rights we wished to ensure.

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TEI Conference Update

Dear Colleagues,

Here is an update on the planning for the 2014 TEI Conference, hosted by
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, October 22-24,2014

The Program Committee has now completed its review of submissions. People
have been notified of the results of the review, and we expect to publish
a conference schedule within the next ten days. There are likely to be a
few changes at the margins, but what you will see on or about “Bloomsday”
(June 16) will be what you get.

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Position Announcement: CLARIN Executive Director

Applications are invited for the post of Executive Director of the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

CLARIN is a pan-European research infrastructure for promoting and supporting the use of language resources and tools in the humanities and social sciences. CLARIN currently has about 25 centres in 10 countries, and has global ambitions and is expected to expand rapidly in the near future. More at http://www.clarin.eu/.

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Career Opportunity

Research Associate – Linked Data
University of Oxford – Oxford e-Research Centre

Closes: 23rd June 2014

We are seeking a Research Associate which is a technical role working on Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies that support research in Digital Humanities, specifically for the ElEPHaT and Transforming Musicology projects. These projects share a need for identifying and semantically linking diverse digital resources (images of books, OCRed text, digital audio, symbolic music representations etc.) and the digital methods and analysis performed over these resources by humanities researchers.

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HTML5 and XML: Mending Fences

A Balisage pre-conference symposium (Monday August 4, 2014)

HTML5 is taking over the Web. XML and XML-based toolsets are used to create, manage, interchange, and manipulate much of the content that is published as HTML5. XMLers and HTML5ers may each find the other more than a little peculiar; but it is time to get past our differences and discuss how our differing strengths can be combined to benefit each other, our users, and the information eco-system as a whole.

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Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS): TEI Workshop

A reminder that registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) will be closing in less than a month. DHOxSS is an annual event for anyone interested in Digital Humanities. There is still some space on the TEI workshop!

This year’s DHOxSS will be held on 1418 July 2014.

Register now at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2014/
Promotional video at: http://youtu.be/lBO7kT3D94A

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