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:
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.
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.
Cultural Heritage Markup:
Using Markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural heritage materials: a Balisage pre-conference symposium
Monday August 10, 2015
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
Markup and markup technologies are used in a wide variety of cultural heritage projects by linguists, students of literature, librarians, historians, curators, and others. Markup is used behind the scenes in archives, libraries, and museums to create and store metadata and the textual content of a wide variety of materials both textual and artefactual. We want to know how you or your project are using markup to preserve, analyse, disseminate, or curate materials of long-term value to society.
EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015
We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London,April 20-24, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.
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,
(Managing Editor, JTEI)
[This is posted on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Please reply to the contact address below]
SEEKING TEI CONSULTANT
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:
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
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,
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,
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
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
This message is forwarded to you on behalf of Mike Olson,
Best wishes from your web content and social media manager,
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,
You will all have seen the recent announcement that John Walsh has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, and the publication of the Call for Papers for Issue 9, ‘TEI and Materiality'.
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.
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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The requirements study for a publication architecture targeting multiple media is one of my research priorities for the DiXiT Network.
A survey that hopefully will help to assess the software and technologies used for creation and publishing of digital scholarly editions. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/publishing_digital_editions.
Published continuously since 1905, the Indiana Magazine of History (IMH,http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/imh) is one of the nation’s oldest historical journals. Since 1913, the IMH has been edited and published quarterly at Indiana University, Bloomington. The IMH online provides free online access to all but the most recent two years of the journals with release of new content scheduled annually in March. For access to the journal’s most recent issues, you may subscribe directly to the IMH through the journal’s website: http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/home/subscriptions.html.
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.
Arrangements for this year’s annual TEI Members’ Meeting, to be hosted by Northwestern University, in Evanston Illinois, October 22–24, 2014 are now well in hand. (see http://tei.northwestern.edu/ for details). The TEI Board is now therefore starting the planning process for next year’s meeting, to be held some time in the autumn/fall of 2015.
Name: Elli Bleeker
Working group project: ODD visualization
Contribution to group project: in comparison with the other participants, my experience with and knowledge of ODD and JSON was limited. Since it is very useful for anyone working with TEI XML to have at least a basic understanding of these concepts, I was happy to join this working group. At first, my contribution was mainly asking -perhaps obvious- questions about ODD. I’d like to think however that these questions helped to narrow down our goal. At least it was necessary to clearly describe the present state-of-the-art, what is missing, and why an ODD visualizer would be a welcome addition. During the workshop, I assisted with the creation of test data (several project-specific ODD, their transformation to flat ODD and subsequently to JSON); contributed on the design of the treemap and participated in the group discussions.
The general idea and necessity of an ODD visualization was quickly explained, so the group focused on what exactly needs to be visualized and especially, how. The current ODD visualizer of Byzantium does not show the amount of customization. Moreover, it is useful to see on which specific areas the ODD focuses. We were quick in dividing into three smaller groups, each with specific assigned roles depending on our pre-existing knowledge and capabilities.
We decided upon a D3 zoomable treemap for the visualization of the amount of customization. The treemap shows how elements are grouped as well as –by their size or color- to what extent the elements are customized. The zoomable option could also allow to ‘zoom in’ on the customized elements to see the exact changes made.
For all the deliverables (Google doc, Github, demo…), see the reports of the other group members.
It was a very useful experience for me to work on this project. Although from time to time intimidating, the immediate jump from theory to practice was the best way to learn the concept (ODD, flat ODD, TEI schema, JSON, etc…) and to understand the workflow of the different processes. Having to think about the visualization of something that I was not familiar with helped me a great deal in understanding it. Whether the resulting visualization is as clear and useful for others remains to be tested. Nevertheless it is clear that this could be a necessary tool for users of TEI, regardless of their level of experience.
Name: Elena Spadini,
Project: ODD visualization
Contribution: Discussion of the different steps with all the others.
Transformation from .odd to flat odd and then to .json
Contribution to the final design.
All links are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u77xtS1WncnkjCwR9CpTfOYeW65q7meaXz7PM-Y5Tno/edit#heading=h.6w2vysqik2f4
We first discussed if and why it is interesting to have an ODD visualization. It can be useful both during the transcription stage, during which probably the schema continues to evolve; at the end of the process, to check immediatly and intuitive which are the mark-up “zones” where the customization was mainly working; to compare easily different customizations.
We found that the xslt from .odd to .json doesn’t take into account all datas: for instance, if a list of values for an attribute is closed or not and which are the mandatory ones or the suggested ones.
Use for the first time new resources, as the different xslt stylesheets for TEI.
Most of all: enjoyng the discussion with scholars with different professional skills and approaches.
Nick Laiacona, Performant Software Solutions LLC (www.performantsoftware.com)
Working Group Project:
I worked on the ODD Visualizer project.
Contribution to Group Project:
I adapted the D3 Tree View to work with the data model we developed to characterize the changes to a schema prescribed by a given ODD.
The project developers for the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) are still seeking TEI project teams to participate as early adopters of the TAPAS service for the next phase of project development.
TAPAS Project Background
TAPAS is the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS also provides a support community of other project developers and TEI experts enthusiastic about sharing their technical and experiential knowledge of all things TEI.
We invite you to visit tapasproject.org/ for more information on the project, its development, and participation opportunities.
Early Adopter Phase of TAPAS
We are currently transitioning out of the beta testing phase of the project and into an important next phase where we are inviting TEI project teams to begin using the TAPAS service and contribute real projects and collections to the site. By “real” projects and collections, we mean full-fledged TAPAS projects and collections built with non-test TEI data that can remain as live projects on the TAPAS site once TAPAS goes public. As a note, your TEI data need not be fully complete, as your projects will necessarily be works in progress, but this data should not be test or placeholder data.
By launch time, we would like to have at least 35 projects visible with working collections, metadata, and TEI data. Your contributed projects will help demonstrate for future users the capabilities and value of the TAPAS service, and provide a more welcoming environment for people to join. As an early adopter, you will have the wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Your project would be featured in TAPAS publicity and would receive high visibility as a featured project on the TAPAS site.
Becoming a TAPAS Early Adopter
If you are interested in serving as an early adopter, here’s what we would need you to do:
In order to participate, you will need to have a current TEI membership, either as an individual ($50) or through your institution. Membership provides critical support for both the TEI and TAPAS, so we hope you may consider joining or rejoining if you’re not currently a TEI member.
We hope very much that you will be able to join the TAPAS community of early adopters–if you are able to, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org we will send you more details about how to proceed.
Benjamin J. Doyle
TAPAS Project Manager
Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
6-7 November 2014
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library welcomes proposals for panels, papers, and presentations that address pedagogical approaches for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Submission topics may include (but are not limited to) instructional methodologies and strategies for:
the second DiXiT camp (14 – 19 September 2014) on XML/TEI for Digital Scholarly Editions at the University of Graz (Austria) organized by the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities is now open for applications!
The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne is offering a Marie Curie fellowship for an Experienced Researcher:
“Tool integration in the digital edition”
(full-time; fixed-term employment for 12 months, starting 1st November 2014).
The Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE) is happy to
announce the launch of a new review journal, RIDE. We aim to make
digital editions and resources more visible and to provide a forum in
which expert peers can evaluate and discuss the efforts of digital
editors in order to improve current practices and advance future
developments. It will do so by asking its reviewers to pay attention not
only to the traditional virtues and vices of any edition, but also to
the evolving methodology and its technical implications.
When the regular (peer-reviewed) part of the Balisage 2014 program was scheduled, a few slots were reserved for presentation of “Late breaking” material. These presentations have now been selected and added to the program.
Topics added include:
I have made a new release of the TEI Stylesheets in the usual places;
if you use Debian packages or the TEI framework updater in oXygen,
you’ll see them come over.
amongst other things, this release
* implements the Pure ODD markup more thoroughly
* fixes many small problems in Excel and Word to TEI (you’ve no idea how devious a docx file can be…), thanks to Magdalena Turska
* improves Markdown <-> TEI
* improves WordPress -> TEI (similar unimaginable horrors)
there remains an unresolved error in some ODD processing
https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets is the place to report
errors, and to send in fixes (as some people are doing,
which is great).
Director (Research) of Academic IT
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431
Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.
The National University of Ireland Maynooth has an exciting opportunity for a developer (either at the postdoc or researcher level) to join an exciting national, multiinstitutional initiative in developing a trusted digital repository. The role at NUIM is in the area of data modelling using metadata schemes and standards (including TEI) common in digital humanities, digital preservation, and digital library projects.
Full particulars are available here
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role and the project, please get in touch with me.
with all best wishes
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
I would like to invite you to discover the new oXygen XML Editor version 16 additions in two webinars that we scheduled during the following weeks, one focusing on XML development and the other on XML authoring:
I am working on a project that uses TEI to organize some authority data related to a large collection of documents. I need an experienced user of TEI to consult on the project and help troubleshoot some of the issues I’m having. I don’t feel that I am experienced enough to do this alone. I have funding that I can use to pay this person for their time. Below is a description of the tasks I need assistance with. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing email@example.com.
It is my pleasure to invite you to test a new tool I am developping, called the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.
The current version of this online application can be found at the address below, but at this “beta testing” stage its access is password-protected:
If you wish to test the Toolbox, please send me a private message and I will send you the login and password.
You will find below a more detailed description of the purpose and features of the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.
A reminder that registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) will be closing in less than a month. DHOxSS is an annual event for anyone interested in Digital Humanities. There is still some space on the TEI workshop!
This year’s DHOxSS will be held on 14–18 July 2014.
A short video demo demonstrating the new editor and its functionality.
A short video demo demonstrating the new editor and its functionality.