TEI Consortium/TEI Community Awarded ADHO’s Antonio Zampolli Prize!

The TEI Consortium (TEI-C) and by extension the TEI Community as a whole have been named the recipient of the Antonio Zampolli Prize to be awarded at the Digital Humanities 2017 conference (http://dh2017.adho.org) in Montréal, Canada.  Nancy Ide, Michael Sperberg-McQueen, and Lou Burnard will accept the prize on behalf of the TEI-C and TEI Community. Read more in the announcement on TEI-L.

CFP for TEI Conference in Vienna

The 2016 TEI conference will be hosted by the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities at the  Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, September 28-30. The deadline for paper and poster submissions is May 15.  Submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) via ConfTool at https://www.conftool.net/tei2016/ , where you will find more precise instructions. If you submit your proposal well before the deadline you do us and yourself a favour. The Program Committee will notify you of its decisions no later than June 17.

Whatever the theme of a conference, people will submit what they are interested in: the conference will be what you want to make of it. We may want to  give it a name once we know what the program looks like. In the meantime we will give equal attention to any submission plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative.

We will highlight the work of the Technical Council at this conference and have a plenary session exploring questions the council and membership may have for each other. “Whither TEI?” is a possible name for that particular session.

The conference will offer opportunities for pre-conference workshops on Monday and Tuesday, September 26-27. If you have such proposals write to martinmueller@northwestern.edu directly, preferably well before May 15. The program committee will review such proposals separately from conference submissions and discuss them with the Local Committee, because they involve both substantive and logistical issues.

A skeletal version of the conference site is now up at http://tei2016.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/ and will acquire more flesh as the weeks go by.

The hashtag for the conference is  #teiconf2016. Feel free to share this information with anybody who might be interested in this event.

JTEI Issue 8 Announcement

[Posted on behalf of John A. Walsh by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.]

Dear TEI Community,
I am pleased to announce the publication of Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Please join me in thanking our wonderful Guest Editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The full announcement of issue 8 follows.
John A. Walsh
General Editor, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

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TEI Data Dictionary Generator

We’re happy to announce the release of the Data Dictionary Generator (DDG), a free and open source tool for creating web-formatted documentation for TEI encoding projects.

Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the <oXygen/> XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes a definition from the TEI Guidelines, a local, project-specific definition (if provided), and a brief snapshot of how the element or attribute is actually being used. By making it easy to compare these three things, the DDG aims to help project editors reflect on current practice within their projects and quickly create stronger encoding guidelines for their collaborators.

To download the Data Dictionary Generator or to learn more, visit http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/?p=519

Posted on behalf of Joe Easterly (Digital Humanities Librarian,
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, 755 Library Road, Rochester NY 14627 http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu) by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.

LingSIG Meeting at the 2015 TEI Conference in Lyon

This is a gentle reminder for everyone that the next LingSIG meeting is coming close. We should be able to learn soon about the exact conference schedule, but here’s a sneak peak: prepare for Thursday October 29th, from 16h30 to 18h. And again, we would like to repeat the call for micropresentations (see below). Two slots are already reserved — please kindly contact Piotr and Andreas directly (or via this list) if you would like to contribute.

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Registration Open: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 26th, 2015

Registration is now open for the TEI Simple HackAThon in Lyon, on Monday, 26th of October 2015. Please follow the link from TEI Members Meeting workshops website to register.
Deadline for registration is 15th of October. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible to give sufficient time to prepare challenges to work on during the day.
Posted on behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea.

Save the date: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 2015

Dear all,

It is a pleasure to announce that there will be TEI Simple HackAThon at TEI Members Meeting in Lyon in October this year.
Conveners for this event are Magdalena Turska and Wolfgang Meier of eXist Solutions.
Registration will be open as soon as the date is confirmed. Most probably it will be Monday, 26th of October.
Meanwhile, here’s the presentation on Simple Processing Model I will be giving this Friday as part of first DiXiT Convention in The Hague http://goo.gl/DlP2us and the previous one, delivered by James Cummings during DH 2015 in Sydney https://goo.gl/CjBohw
On behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Reminder: registration open for the TEI Conference and MM 2015

Reminder that registration is open for the upcoming TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting, to be held in Lyon, France, from October 28th to 31st (+ pre-conference workshops from 26th to 28th Oct.)

Please note that the “early bird” registration rates run until September 15th!

To register, please follow the instructions here:
http://tei2015.huma-num.fr/en/registration/

Software solutions for TEI-described manuscripts

Do you use TEI to describe manuscripts?

If so, could you help us by telling us the software solutions you use for:
  • editing
  • managing
  • publishing
  • indexing
the TEI-encoded information?
 
We would like to understand the range of solutions used by the TEI community to inform a new Bodleian Libraries project which aims to:
  • determine a suitable technical architecture for the storage and indexing of TEI-XML manuscript descriptions across multiple collections
  • build or implement the ‘back-end’ technical architecture as scoped
  • engage in user testing of the existing TEI-based catalogues to decide the functional improvements requires for the front end interface(s)
  • build a new, user-friendly interface for searching and browsing TEI
  • design and implement a sustainability plan around training, communications and standards
If you can help us, or have any questions about the project, please contact:

Late-breaking research/postgraduate and early career CFP

Call for Late-breaking Research Papers: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference 2015

Text Encoding Initiative: connect—animate—innovate

2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium

Call for Papers on Late-breaking Research

28–31 October 2015

Lyon, France

Deadline: Tuesday 28 July 2015

Submissions: https://www.conftool.net/tei2015/


We invite proposals for individual papers on late-breaking research for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI—http://www.tei-c.org).

We particularly welcome proposals from early career researchers and postgraduate students.


The power of the TEI is realized in interactions, between texts, between programs, between practices, and between members of its community. This theme invites considerations of technical and social applications and approaches, both to the practice of encoding and to the development of local and international communities of use. It includes training in the TEI and related areas, for example incorporating the digital into traditional forms of editing. It addresses integration of TEI-encoded texts at scale, for example in libraries and large corpora, and acknowledges that new research questions and external developments require continuous innovation.

POSSIBLE TOPICS

This list is not exclusive.

  • Connecting the TEI
    • TEI across corpora, languages, and cultures
    • TEI, formal ontologies and the Semantic Web
    • TEI and beyond: interactions, interchange, integrations and interoperability
    • TEI in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums
  • Animating the TEI
    • TEI outreach, within and between communities of practice
    • TEI, editors, readers, collaborators
    • TEI and sustainability
    • TEI and visualization
  • Innovating with the TEI
  • TEI tools for analysis, publication, and infrastructures
  • TEI environments
  • TEI at scale
  • TEI, refinement, simplification, and extension

Submissions

All submissions should include a title, the abstract(s), a brief biography of all the author(s)/speaker(s), and up to five keywords.

Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles, biographies and keywords.

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 300 words.

LANGUAGE

Proposals may be submitted in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Accepted proposals will be asked to provide an abstract in English. If you need help with this, please contact the programme committee for advice. Presentations may be given in English or French.

Submission Procedure

Proposals must be submitted online, uploading them to https://www.conftool.net/tei2015/. You will need a (free) account to submit a proposal. All proposals will be peer-reviewed.


The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 28 July 2015.

Acceptances will be notified by Monday 10 August 2015.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Conference papers will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

CONTACT

meeting@tei-c.org


On behalf of the Programme Committee

Pip Willcox

2015 TEI MEMBERS’ MEETING AND CONFERENCE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Anne Baillot

Peter Boot

Marjorie Burghart

James Cummings

Orietta Da Rold

Martin de la Iglesia

Franz Fischer

Stéfanie Gehrke

Mathias Goebel

Susanne Haaf

Serge Heiden

Emmanuelle Morlock

Martin Mueller

Kiyonori Nagasaki

Suzanne Paul

Dot Porter

Judith Siefring

Pip Willcox (chair)

Adam Wyner

Pip Willcox
Curator of Digital Special Collections
Co-Director, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Bodleian Libraries | University of Oxford

Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services | Osney One | Osney Mead | Oxford OX2 0EW

pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1865 280026 | @pipwillcox

JTEI issue 8: more articles now published

A third batch of articles for the issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) just appeared:
Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, Gregory R. Crane: The Linked Fragment: TEI and the encoding of text reuses of lost authors
<https://jtei.revues.org/1218>

Stefan Dumont, Martin Fechner: Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding

<https://jtei.revues.org/1242>

Martin de la Iglesia, Mathias Göbel: From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks

<https://jtei.revues.org/1253>

Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):

Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

9:15-17:30

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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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:

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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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:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/author/submit/1>

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TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

 

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 9:30-17:30

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?

Come and learn how to apply the TEI Simple processing model to your data under the guidance of TEI SIMPLE experts. Check if you can achieve your publishing goals within a TEI Simple infrastructure.

We will give a basic introduction to the rationale behind TEI Simple and the tools that have been developed, and then spend the rest of the day working through participant’s material and texts from TEI Simple reference corpora.

The goal of the workshop is to test the TEI Simple framework on real life projects and with real editors, assessing not only whether it is complete and powerful enough, but also how easy it is to use for editors and developers working with TEI documents.

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TEI Hackathon at DH2015 (reminder)

TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 2015. To register for the Hackathon you must first submit a brief application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to registering for the ‘workshop’ on thehttp://dh2015.org/ website. You’ll be notified by 15 May (if not before) of your acceptance on the hackathon.

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JTEI issue 8: new batch of articles now published

Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is being published on a “rolling” basis as articles are completed. A second batch of articles just appeared within this issue:

Susanne Haaf, Alexander Geyken, and Frank Wiegand:
The DTA “Base Format”: A TEI Subset for the Compilation of a Large Reference Corpus of Printed Text from Multiple Sources
António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela:
TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments

Øyvind Eide:

Ontologies, Data Modeling, and TEI

<http://jtei.revues.org/1191>

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TEI Hackathon at DH2015

TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 2015. To register for the Hackathon you must first submit a brief application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to registering for the ‘workshop’ on the http://dh2015.org/ website. You’ll be notified by 15 May (if not before) of your acceptance on the hackathon.

The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) are widely used for creating resources, but there is little standardisation across multiple projects for querying, searching, and analysing TEI-encoded texts. Developers unfamiliar with the TEI often approach the development of TEI processing systems either with trepidation or ignorance of  potential complications. This unconference-style Hackathon is open either to developers with very little TEI experience (but significant programming skills) or experts in the TEI (with a little programming experience), or people who have both. It is not a training workshop!

There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop, but you will be expected to work in groups to program something useful. Applications to join the Hackathon should be completed online http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 at before 1 May. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 May. Late applications will be considered if there is space.

TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 released

The TEI Consortium has released the TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 (Codename: Winking Petrarca). This release includes new elements and recommendations for the description of correspondence and resolves many community-submitted bugs and feature requests.

Our release technician was Raffaele Viglianti (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, UMD). Raff’s work has produced possibly the quickest release in TEI history, with able assistance from members of the TEI Council, especially James Cummings and Martin Holmes, and with help from former Council member Sebastian Rahtz.

All are encouraged to report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines via theSourceForge site http://tei.sf.net/. This is how the Council knows what aspects of the Guidelines need working on, and we cannot do without your input! The software of the TEI Consortium such as the Stylesheets and Roma are managed on GitHub at https://github.com/TEIC/. Any software issues should be reported there. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines is available from all the usual places (such as the TEI website http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html and the SourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>). Sebastian Rahtz has released version 7.34.0 of the TEI Stylesheets (available at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets). The oxygen-tei package and TEI debian packages have been updated separately and may be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/files/. The TEI P5 version 2.8.0 release notes are below, and are also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.8.0.html.
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Call for Workshops: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference 2015

Text Encoding Initiative: connect, animate, innovate

2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium

 

Call for Workshops and Seminars

26–27 October 2015

Lyon, France

Deadline: Monday 4 May 2015

Submissions: meeting@tei-c.org

 

We invite proposals for workshops and seminars for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI—http://www.tei-c.org). This annual event is an excellent opportunity to share expertise in the TEI, and to convene working group discussions.

Workshops

Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to work together on TEI-related topics. They are open to all delegates of the TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference.

Seminars

Seminars offer training to participants in the TEI, or aspects of it. They are led by experts.

Proposals

Please get in touch with the Programme Committee (meeting@tei-c.org) to discuss your proposal as early as possible. We are happy to work with you to develop the idea.

 

Proposals for workshops and seminars must include:

  • Brief outline of the proposed topic
  • Duration of the proposed workshop or seminar
  • Requirements, e.g. computers for participants, projector, flipchart
  • Brief description of the proposed workshop’s or seminar’s appeal to the TEI community, including potential participant target groups
  • List of proposed workshop or seminar leader(s), with brief a biography each

 

Acceptances will be notified by Friday 29 May 2015.

Papers, Panels, Posters, and Demonstrations

A call for papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations has also been published.

Contact

meeting@tei-c.org

 

On behalf of the Programme Committee

Pip Willcox

 

2015 TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference Programme Committee

Anne Baillot

Peter Boot

Marjorie Burghart

James Cummings

Orietta Da Rold

Martin de la Iglesia

Franz Fischer

Stéfanie Gehrke

Mathias Goebel

Susanne Haaf

Serge Heiden

Emmanuelle Morlock

Martin Mueller

Kiyonori Nagasaki

Suzanne Paul

Dot Porter

Judith Siefring

Pip Willcox (chair)

Adam Wyner

 

Call for Papers: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference 2015

Text Encoding Initiative: connect, animate, innovate

2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium


Call for Papers, Panels, Posters, and Demonstrations

28–31 October 2015

Lyon, France

Deadline: Monday 4 May 2015

Submissions: https://www.conftool.net/tei2015/


We invite proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters, and demonstrations for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI—http://www.tei-c.org).


The power of the TEI is realized in interactions, between texts, between programs, between practices, and between members of its community. This theme invites considerations of technical and social applications and approaches, both to the practice of encoding and to the development of local and international communities of use. It includes training in the TEI and related areas, for example incorporating the digital into traditional forms of editing. It addresses integration of TEI-encoded texts at scale, for example in libraries and large corpora, and acknowledges that new research questions and external developments require continuous innovation.


Possible Topics

This list is not exclusive.

  • Connecting the TEI
    • TEI across corpora, languages, and cultures
    • TEI, formal ontologies and the Semantic Web
    • TEI and beyond: interactions, interchange, integrations and interoperability
    • TEI in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums
  • Animating the TEI
    • TEI outreach, within and between communities of practice
    • TEI, editors, readers, collaborators
    • TEI and sustainability
    • TEI and visualization
  • Innovating with the TEI
  • TEI tools for analysis, publication, and infrastructures
  • TEI environments
  • TEI at scale
  • TEI, refinement, simplification, and extension

Submissions

All submissions should include a title, the abstract(s), a brief biography of all the author(s)/speaker(s), and up to five keywords.


Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles, biographies and keywords.

Individual papers

Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 300 words.

Panel sessions

Panels will be given 1.5 hours, which can be used flexibly to include, for example, 3 individual papers followed by questions, or a roundtable discussion. Panel proposals must include a list of speakers. Proposals for 3 papers should not exceed 3 x 300 words, plus a 200-word introduction. Proposals for discussion panels should not exceed 600 words.

Posters and demonstrations

A dedicated poster session will provide poster or tool presenters with tables, poster boards, and wireless Internet access. Proposals for posters or tool demonstrations should not exceed 300 words.

Workshops

Workshops will be held before the conference, 26-27 October 2015. If you are interested in running a workshop at the Conference, please see the Call for Workshops.

Working groups

If you are interested in holding a working group meeting during the Conference, please contact the local hosts to book a room, meeting@tei-c.org.

Language

Proposals may be submitted in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Accepted proposals will be asked to provide an abstract in English. If you need help with this, please contact the programme committee for advice. Presentations may be given in English or French.

Submission Procedure

Proposals must be submitted online, uploading them to https://www.conftool.net/tei2015/. You will need a (free) account to submit a proposal. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee.


The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 May 2015.

Acceptances will be notified by Friday 29 May 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Conference papers and posters will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

Contact

meeting@tei-c.org


On behalf of the Programme Committee

Pip Willcox


2015 TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference Programme Committee

Anne Baillot

Peter Boot

Marjorie Burghart

James Cummings

Orietta Da Rold

Martin de la Iglesia

Franz Fischer

Stéfanie Gehrke

Mathias Goebel

Susanne Haaf

Serge Heiden

Emmanuelle Morlock

Martin Mueller

Kiyonori Nagasaki

Suzanne Paul

Dot Porter

Judith Siefring

Pip Willcox (chair)

Adam Wyner


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

[Posted on behalf of Dr Elena Pierazzo by Paul O’Shea, TEI social media coordinator.]
Dear TEI Community,

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.

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Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI, Issue 9, 2014 Conference Issue

[Posted on behalf of John Walsh by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator. Apologies for cross-posting.]

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:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/author/submit/1>

If you have been an author or reviewer before, you should be able to use your existing login; otherwise you’ll need to create an account. For “Section”, choose “Issue 9 (papers from the 2014 conference)”.

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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:

<http://jtei.revues.org/1025>

Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli:
Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema
<http://jtei.revues.org/1054>

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
<http://jtei.revues.org/1077>

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:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/announcement/view/21>

Best wishes for the holidays,

Martin Holmes
(Managing Editor, JTEI)

Tweet Chat TODAY!

TEI_Libraries_Chat

Our monthly TEI Tweet Chat will be taking place on Twitter at 3pm (GMT) today, Wednesday 19 November, 2014. The topic of the tweet chat is on ‘TEI and Libraries,’ and will be hosted by Paul O’Shea and Kevin Hawkins, the convenor of the Libraries SIG.

You can follow and participate in the Tweet Chat by using the official designated hash tags: #TEIChat and #AskTEI.

Please circulate this information!

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

Issue 7 Journal of the TEI

Colleagues — I am delighted to announce that Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is now available from the the Journal’s site,

http://jtei.revues.org/

Entitled ‘Reaching Out, Opting In, this issue was based on an open call for papers. The four articles in this issue deal with several meta concerns of the community and make for provocative and thoughtful reading.

It also marks the last issue that I have overseen as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. I thank all of you, as authors, reviewers, and guest editors who have worked with the Journal editors to make it such a success. I also thank my fellow editors who have been a pleasure to work with and who have worked tirelessly for the Journal.

John Walsh is taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief. I wish him the very best. I am sure under his leadership the Journal will go from success to success.

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

Announcing TAPAS launch

Dear colleagues,

We are very happy to announce the public launch of the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service. TAPAS is now available to the TEI community and the public. TAPAS offers a low-cost solution to the long-term archiving and publication of TEI data, with special emphasis on the needs of smaller projects and individual scholars. You can visit the project at:

http://tapasproject.org

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Elections: Deadline VERY soon!

Dear All,

The TEI Members meeting has just kicked off in sunny Evanston.
I’m just reminded that the closing time for our elections is fast approaching, but only a third of our electors have expressed their vote as to last night. Voting is a very important way to influence the life and the future direction of the TEI
This is a call to action:
– If you are a voter, individual or institutional, please vote NOW
– If you are not a voter but know someone that is, please make them to vote
– If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, please check with the designed voters if they have voted
– If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, but you don’t know who is the designed voter, please ask us and we will be able to help you to locate them
Vote! Vote! Vote!
Thank you 🙂
Elena
Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
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Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
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Tel. +33 4 76828032

REMINDER: TEI Board/Council voting deadline is October 24

Dear colleagues,

Reminder emails have just been sent via opavote.org to registered electors in the TEI Board and Council elections who have not yet cast their votes. Voting will close at about 15:00 UTC on Friday, October 24 (the TEI Members meeting for business starts at 14:00 UTC, 9 a.m. Chicago time, and voting will be closed at the point in the agenda where results are to be announced).

Refer to http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml for candidate statements and information.

Please take the time to vote if you are eligible–the TEI Board and Council together determine the policies, focus, and technical details of the TEI Consortium and the Guidelines.

On behalf of David Sewell, election manager.

Yours in social media,
Paul O’Shea

TEI Tweet Chat

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Dear colleagues,

On behalf of myself and the convenors of the Special Interest Group on Correspondence, Peter Stadler, Sabine Seifert, and Marcel Illetschko, you are cordially invited to attend our first TEI Tweet Chat, which will take place on Twitter on Thursday, 09 October, 2014 at 16:00 (GMT+2).

The official hash tags for our TEI Tweet Chat are: #AskTEI and #TEIChat.

Please follow the TEI Consortium (@TEIConsortium) on Twitter if you have not done so already.

We look forward to what will be an engaging discussion with you online.

With best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea
(@pauldoshea)

TEI elections 2014: candidates statements and voting procedures

Dear TEI Community,

We have just sent out the ballots for the 2014 TEI elections. Election information, including the list of the standing candidates is at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml. We are very thankful for the outstanding candidates that have accepted to stand for election, this shows the vitality of our growing community.

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TEI Conference update

Dear Colleague,
I spent some time yesterday and today completing and updating the TEI 2014 Conference site at http://tei.northwestern.edu, and it should have everything on it now, except for links to the full abstracts, which will be added in early October. I’m a great fan of collaborative curation: if you find things that are wrong, unclear, or not there, tell me, and I’ll try to fix them.

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TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 is released!

Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.

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New Editor of JTEI and CFP Issue 9

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce that John Walsh will be taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the TEI. Many people will know John from his roles on the TEI Board and the TEI Council. John is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University and Editor and Project Director of the Algernon Charles Swinburne Project.

To mark this transition, John will be editing Issue 9 of the Journal, ‘TEI and Materiality’. The Call for Papers is below. I wish John and the other editors of the Journal, Martin Holmes and Ron Van den Branden the very best in the continuing success of the Journal.

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Early Registration discount for TEI 2014 conference extended to September 19

We extended the deadline for early registration to September 19 so that it will coincide with the end of the hotel discount at the Hilton Orrington.  Do take advantage of it and remember that the hotel’s deadline is a very immoveable feast.
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TEI Simple

Northwestern University is pleased to announce a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of Tei Simple, which seeks to lower the entry barriers to working with TEI documents by combining a new highly constrained  and prescriptive subset of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines with a  a “cradle to grave” processing model that associates the TEI Simple schema with explicit and standardized options for displaying and querying texts. A major driver for this project has been the imminent release into the public domain of some 25,000 TEI-encoded texts from Early English Books Online (EEBO), but  the project aims more broadly at creating a friendlier and more interoperable environment for working with digital surrogates of books in European languages from the Early modern period into the 20th century.

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