- Discussion of Best Practices for editing digital scholarly editions
- Opportunity to join an active and intensive “dig site” for important data on networks of women writers, theaters, and publishers from the 18th and 19th centuries
- Hands-on Learning of Text Encoding, including the following:
- TEI XML encoding
- Autotagging and regular expression matching to prepare digital texts
- Hands-on experience with XPath, code schemas, XSLT, and more
- Individual and Group Instruction, working with our Explanatory Guides and Resources See http://www.pitt.edu/~ebb8/DHDS/ and scroll to Explanatory Guides.)
First, please send me an e-mail (to email@example.com) by Saturday April 11, 2015, indicating your interest in the MItford Workshops and in what role you wish to participate, whether as an Active Editor (or Advisor, or member of the Data Visualization Group) or as a Learner interesting in our text encoding methods but pursuing your own project agenda. This year, in order to help support the expense of hosting the workshops, we require a registration fee for Learning participants who will not be active editors on the project. The registration fee is waived for ongoing editors and for those whom we approve in advance as new editors on the project. If you wish to join us as a New Editor, we ask you to apply for this position (about which see below). For all others who come to learn our methods, registration fees are as follows:
1) Students, Adjunct Instructors, or Independent Scholars: $60.2) Full-Time Faculty Members and Librarians: $180.
- What draws you to editing Mitford’s letters and literary texts?
- Which of her texts (or what kinds of texts by Mitford) are you particularly interested in helping with? (Letters, drama, poetry, prose fiction, essays, life-writing…?)
- The Digital Mitford project is dedicated for the next three years to working on Mitford’s letters and published texts from 1810 – 1825. Please indicate if you have a particular interest in Mitford’s work from this period in your application.
Applications may be written in the body of an e-mail message and addressed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday April 11, 2015. The Mitford team will review the applications, and waive the registration fee by late April for those best qualified to join as active editors. Depending on the level of response to the workshop and available accommodation space, applications for Active Editor positions may be competitive.
- We will cover the costs of residence in suites (with kitchens and good wireless internet) at the Pitt- Greensburg campus and will arrange for licenses for an extended (90-day) period to use our XML editing software <oXygen/>.
- We cannot cover the costs of travel to Pitt-Greensburg, but we can and do coordinate rides from the Pittsburgh International Airport and the Amtrak train stations in Pittsburgh and in Greensburg.
- We ask each participant to investigate local funding sources to help cover the costs of travel here. If all else fails, we will happily make it possible for you to attend the workshops through Skype as we have done in previous years, but it’s best if we can all be together in person!