JTEI publishes the first two articles from Issue 8

Dear all,

Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is going to be larger than any previous issue, and so we are publishing it on a “rolling” basis as articles are completed. The first two articles have now been published on the Journal site, just as you were looking around for something good to read in your vacation:


Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli:
Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema

Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese:
Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions

Many thanks to our guest editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti, for their work on this issue, alongside the rest of the team (John Walsh, General Editor, and Ron Van den Branden, Technical Editor).

Many more articles from this issue will be appearing over the next couple of months. Also, don’t forget the Call for Papers for Issue 9 which is currently open:


Best wishes for the holidays,

Martin Holmes
(Managing Editor, JTEI)

Reviews on digital editions – RIDE 2 out now!

[Posted on behalf of Dr Franz Fischer by your social media coordinator, Paul O’Shea]

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Dear list,

I am very happy to announce that we just published issue 2 of RIDE, a review journal for digital editions and resources.

As in the first issue, we have 5 (4 English, 1 German) reviews that critically assess publicly available scholarly digital editions. Again, all reviews can also be downloaded as TEI files.

For your convenience, this is the table of contents:

• 16th Century Chronicle to 21st Century Edition: A Review of The Diary of Henry Machyn, by Misha Broughton,
• Der Zürcher Sommer 1968: Die digitale Edition, by Friederike Wein
• The Digital Edition of the Becerro Galicano de San Millán de la Cogolla, by Francisco Javier Álvarez Carbajal
• The Fleischmann Diaries, by Merisa A. Martinez
• The Shelley-Godwin Archive: The edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Notebooks, by Frederike Neuber

All reviews can be accessed for free via our webpage: http://ride.i-d-e.de

Enjoy the RIDE!

Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 – (0)221 – 470 – 4056
Email: franz.fischer@uni-koeln.de



DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”

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DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Title: “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”
:: Presenter: Eric Miller
:: Date: Wednesday, 7 January 2015
:: Time: 10:00am – 11:15am EST (World Clock: 15:00 UTC http://bit.ly/DCMI-Webinar-Miller)
As a founding sponsor, Zepheira’s introduction of the Libhub Initiative creates an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web. Libraries and memory organizations have rich content and resources that the Web can not see or use. The Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, web standards. Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web users can see through the use of enabling technology like Linked Data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME. The Libhub Initiative uniquely prioritizes the linking of these newly exposed library resources to each other and to other resources across the Web, a critical requirement of increased Web visibility.
In this webinar, Eric Miller will talk about the transition libraries must make to achieve Web visibility, explain recent trends that support these efforts, and introduce the Libhub Initiative — an active exploration of what can happen when libraries begin to speak the language of the Web.
Eric Miller is the President of Zepheira. Prior to founding Zepheira, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT where he led the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of the Semantic Web. Eric is a frequent and sought after international speaker in areas of International Web standards, knowledge management, collaboration, development and deployment.
:: For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

Reminder: RFP: Advanced Collaborative Support for the HathiTrust Research Center (Due Jan 8)

[On behalf of theThe HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee. Please use contact details provided below.]

The HathiTrust Research Center is seeking proposals for Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. ACS is a newly launched scholarly service at the HTRC offering collaboration between external scholars and HTRC staff to solve challenging problems related to HTRC tools and services. By working together with scholars, we facilitate computational access to HathiTrust Research Center digital tools (HTRC) as well as the HathiTrust (HT) digital library based on individual scholarly need. This Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) will drive innovation at the scholar’s digital workbench for enhancing and developing new techniques for use within the HTRC platform.

The RFP is available online at http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc/acs-rfp
RFP Schedule:
RFP Available: October 28, 2014
Proposals Due: 5:00 p.m. January 8, 2015
Award Notification: No later than January 30, 2015
Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single zip file to htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com
Program Description (see the full RFP for more detail):
The HathiTrust (HT) is a large digitized-text corpus (> 10 million volumes) of keen interest to researchers working in a wide range of scholarly disciplines.
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library (HT) to help meet the technical challenges that researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. 
The HTRC Advanced Collaboration Support Group (ACS) engages with users directly on a one-on-one basis over extended period of time lasting from weeks to months. The ACS Group, selected from the membership of the HTRC user community, pairs the ACS awardee with expert staff members to work collaboratively on challenging problems.
Respondents are urged to contact htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com, in advance of proposal submission to discuss eligibility, project details, prerequisites, and HTRC support. We look forward to a wide-array of proposals for our inaugural ACS projects supported by funding from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).
The HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee:
J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing and Data to Insight Center, Indiana University and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Namachchivaya, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of LibrariesUniversity of Illinois
Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University
John Unsworth, Vice-Provost, University Librarian and CIO, Brandeis University

Job announcement: TEI consulting project for Woodrow Wilson Papers

[This is posted on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Please reply to the contact address below]


The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (WWPL) has an archive of 8,000+ documents which have been published on the Library’s eLibrary, using an older (P4) and not entirely compliant TEI schema for XML encoding of the documents. The WWPL is planning to republish these documents and add to this archive and seeks to hire a skilled TEI practitioner to consult with WWPL and other collaborators in this republication project, and devise a new document template that will be TEI P5–compliant. WWPL wants to preserve the searching functionality afforded by the current schema, while bringing it up to date with current best practices.

The project would require analysis of the current encoding practices in order to create a crosswalk between them and a recommended customization of TEI P5 (using the standard modules insofar as possible and extensions where necessary, and including the recently approved <correspDesc> addition to the TEI Header), along with documentation of the changes and any necessary guidelines for future encoding of new documents.

We would ask that after reviewing the materials, you would be prepared to quote a price for the work (payment will be in US dollars; US citizenship not required).

If you are interested in taking on this work, please email a description of your relevant experience or training and (if possible) a copy of your CV and a list of two or three references to the following address:


Elizabeth Shortt
Head Archivist
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Call for applications: DHQ Contributing Reviewers

Call for applications: Contributing Reviewers, Digital Humanities Quarterly

DHQ is seeking one or more new Contributing Reviewers to write and recruit reviews of all forms of digital humanities publication. The reviewers work as a team, led by the Reviews Editor, to develop reviews of books, software tools, digital publications, and other appropriate reviewable content. Our goal is to cultivate an active, international group of reviewers who can cover the full range of DH-related topics and publications in multiple languages.

You are: a wide reader, passionate about some area of digital humanities, interested in helping to shape the field, able to work as part of a geographically distributed team.

We are: an open-access online journal of digital humanities, published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/. We publish a wide range of material on all areas of digital humanities research and practice. Although the journal is currently published almost entirely in English, we are interested in reviewing DH publications from all languages.

If you’re interested, please send email to DHQ@neu.edu with the following information:

1. Background: who are you and what do you do?
2. What do you think makes for a good book, site, or software review?
3. In what geographic or linguistic areas could you cultivate a pool of reviewers? How would you go about cultivating such a pool?
4. With what research domain(s) within the DH research community are you most closely connected?
5. What is the realistic time commitment you could make to this role? How would it fit in with your other activities?

Please send any questions to Sarah Buchanan, DHQ’s Reviews Editor, at sarahab@utexas.edu.

best wishes, Julia

Visiting fellows at Maynooth University

The Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy and An Foras Feasa Research Institute at Maynooth University are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Visiting Fellowship Scheme in the Humanities for the academic year 2015-16.

We are especially interested in Fellows interested in progressing digital projects using the TEI.  The duration of the  fellowship is envisaged as ordinarily between one and six months; applications for a shorter or longer duration will be considered.

Fellows will receive office space and office facilities from An Foras Feasa in the Iontas Building, a state-of-the-art humanities research institute, along with full library access and computer facilities. There is a robust and welcoming research culture at Maynooth University and Fellows will be facilitated in achieving their research goals while in residence.

A limited number of travel stipends of €500 will be available; preference will be given to applicants with limited institutional funding.   The current call will close on 15 February 2015. Thereafter applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  To apply, please see

http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie/fellowships/  for further details and an application form


ACM DocEng 2015 — Call for Papers


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Join us in Lausanne for the
15th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2015),

September 811, 2015,
at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland



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Visualisation Tool Supporting the Embedded Transcription Method

Dear colleagues,

(On behalf of Roberto Rosselli Del Turco)

EVT 0.1.62 with experimental support for the embedded transcription method has just been released. A sample edition collecting miscellaneous examples (including those presented in the Guidelines) is available here:


and a blog post describing EVT changes is here:


while the EVT code with all of above is as usual available on Sourceforge:


Feedback and suggestions on how to improve it (and of course other EVT features) would be much appreciated, as written in the blog post we weren’t sure of how to interpret some of the possible use cases. Seeing TEI XML from the point of view of a tool developer, for once, was an eye opening experience!

Last, but definitely not least, thanks to the EADH “small grants” program which made this expansion of EVT’s features possible.

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea