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