oXygen XML Editor 17

A new major version of oXygen XML Editor released, bringing it to version 17.

The release notes are presented in detail at

Schematron Quick Fix support was already noticed by TEI users (see the message from Joel Kalvesmaki) – that is one of the highlights of version 17 – along with the user friendly messages provided by Schematron validation, you can annotate the Schematron schema also with recovery actions that will be presented to the user in order to automatically fix a reported problem.
Next Wednesday we have a webinar that presents this functionality, both from the user perspective and from the Schematron developer perspective, so please join us then in case you want to find more about quick fixes and Schematron quick fixes in particular:

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ACM DocEng 2015 — *Deadline extension* for short papers and application notes

The deadline for short papers and application notes has been extended by one week – you now have until May 28 (11:59pm AoE) to get your submissions in. So, if you have unpublished research work related to document engineering, now is a good time to consider submitting to DocEng 2015.

This year’s DocEng will take place from September 8-11, 2015 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

We will also have a doctoral consortium for PhD students, ProDoc@DocEng, to present their research in progress and obtain constructive feedback from more senior members of the audience. Submissions are also due on May 28. More information will follow shortly.

You can find the Call for Papers here:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/call-papers ===

The ProDoc web page is at:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/prodoc ===

All students presenting their work at DocEng 2015, including the Doctoral Consortium will be eligible to apply for an ACM SIGWEB Student Travel Award.

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
===  http://www.doceng2015.org  ===

DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0”

Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0
A DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Presenter: Angela Dappert
:: Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2015
:: Time: 10:00am – 11:15am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/Webinar-Dappert)

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Call for papers – DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 – 18 September)

DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition


The Hague, September 1618  2015





  • Tuesday 15: two parallel workshops
    • Net7 will present Pundit and Muruca
    • Huygens ING will run a workshop ‘TEI and neighbouring standards’
  • Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 (morning): the Convention proper (‘Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition’)

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters,  Laurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).


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Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015


IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford


Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?


Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?

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Deadline 18th May! Call For Posters at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community

Poster proposals for those planning on
attending DHOxSS 2015 (or members of the University of Oxford not
attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015. All
submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS
Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify
applicants of the outcome before the end of May. The Poster session is at the welcome drinks reception the evening of Monday 20 July 2015.

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Reminder! Call for hosts: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference for 2016

This is a public call for bids to host the annual TEI Members Meeting and conference for 2016. Meetings have traditionally been held in the fall. The last two meetings were held in Rome (2013: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/)  and Chicago (2014 http://tei.northwestern.edu/); this year it will be held in Lyon. The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, but that is not a fixed rule.

The TEI website includes a document about Hosting a TEI Conference and Members Meeting (http://members.tei-c.org/hosting). It is a useful blueprint, but many of its details are subject to negotiation or the preferences of the local host. The details of it can be condensed as follows:

ACM ITS 2015 – 3rd Call for Participation: Papers & Notes

Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 1518, 2015


ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.

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Extracted Features Dataset Now Available for 4.8 Million Volumes/1.8 Billion Pages

The HathiTrust Research Center is pleased to announce the release of its Extracted Features Dataset (v.0.2), a dataset derived from 4.8 million public domain volumes, totaling over 1.8 billion pages currently available in the HathiTrust Digital Library collection. The dataset includes over 734 billion words, dozens of languages, and spans multiple centuries. Features are informative, quantified characteristics of a text, and include:


  • Volume-level metadata

  • Page-level features

    • Part-of-speech-tagged token counts

    • Header and footer identification

    • Sentence and line count

    • Algorithmic language detection

  • Line-level features

    • Beginning and end line character count

    • Maximum length of the sequence of capital characters starting a line

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Job Opening: Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities.

The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full details of the position can be found here: http://syriaca.org/blog/2015/05/visiting-professor/

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Available position: Assistant webmaster for the TEI Consortium

The TEI Consortium seeks nominations for an assistant webmaster to be appointed by the Board of Directors through December 2016. This person will work with the webmaster (currently Kevin Hawkins) to manage the TEI’s website and email lists hosted on that site, and to assist with archiving conference websites, email lists, and other noteworthy content developed outside of the TEI’s web infrastructure. We are also seeking someone who can help with a task force investigating upgrading or replacing the CMS used for the TEI website.

The time commitment is intermittent, but it’s essential that the incumbent:
* have some experience or aptitude with command-line tools, mailing list administration, and similar light technical skills
* be detail-oriented
* be easy to reach by email

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1st EADH international Day 8th October, 2015: Call for participation

The first EADH International Day will be held on the 8th October 2015 at UNED (National University for Distance Education – Open University) Madrid, Spain.
The first annual European Association for Digital Humanities Symposium (EADH Day) will be held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference of the Hispanic Digital Humanities Association at UNED, and hosted by LINHD in Madrid. The purpose of the event is to provide the principal annual focus for practitioners of Digital Humanities in Europe to network and discuss common challenges and opportunities.

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Two positions of professorship in DH at the University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (CH) opens two applications for professorship in DH (tenure track or associate professor).
Deadline: 15.07.2015
– Social Sciences:
– Computing and Information language:


2nd Call for participation: Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’

Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’

27-30 July, 2015

Hosted by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany Organised by: Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini and Maria Moritz

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities will host a Hackathon targeted at students and researchers with a humanities background who wish to improve their computer skills by working with their own data-set. Rather than teaching everything there is to know about algorithms, the Hackathon will assist participants with their specific data-related problem, so that they can take away the knowledge needed to tackle the issue(s) at hand.

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CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue (Second Call)

CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue

Submission deadline: May 31, 2015.

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (JTEI, <http://jtei.revues.org/>) is now soliciting contributions for its 2014 Conference Issue. We invite all presenters from the 2014 Conference in Evanston to submit articles based on their presentations through the submission process on journal.tei-c.org:


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‘Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI’ Workshop: 15 May @ Queen’s University Belfast

The Digital Humanities Working Group at Queen’s are pleased to invite you to an ‘Introduction to Text Encoding using the TEI’
It will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 15 May from 10:00 to 17:00 in the new Graduate School Training Room 7.

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