EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015

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.

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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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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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TEI Members Meeting, 2015 : call for bids

Dear Community,

Arrangements for this year’s annual TEI Members’ Meeting, to be hosted by Northwestern University, in Evanston Illinois, October 2224, 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.

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TEI Hackathon: Report by Elli Bleeker

Name: Elli Bleeker

Twitter: @ellibleeker

Email: elli.bleeker@uantwerpen.be

 

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.

 

Methodology

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.

 

Final Product

For all the deliverables (Google doc, Github, demo…), see the reports of the other group members.

 

Learning Outcomes

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.

TEI Hackathon: Report by Nick Laiacona

Name:

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.

Methodology:
We made use of D3.js, underscore.js, Git Hub, Google Docs. Links to Git repo and our working document are on the TEI Hackathon Wiki page.

Conclusions: 

(i): Deliverable(s)
We produced a working D3 visualization (http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Hackathon/odd/visualizer/index.html) and source code for it which is found on GitHub.
(ii): Findings
For me, I didn’t have a specific research question that was addressed by this activity, but nevertheless it was quite worthwhile.
(iii): Learning Outcomes 
I think it was very useful to learn more about ODD structure and capabilities from the experts.

 

 

Edirom Summer School 2014 – Course Program and Registration

Dear colleagues,
please let me inform you about the course program and registration deadline (31 July 2014) of this year’s Edirom-Summer-School (ESS), which will take place 8 to 12 September 2014 at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute (University of Paderborn, Germany). ESS is co-organized by the Virtual Research Group Edirom (University of Paderborn) and the german eHumanities project DARIAH-DE.

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Call for TAPAS project early adopters

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:

 

  • Email us (info@tapasproject.org) and we will forward you information on how to access the TAPAS site and create an account
  • create a new TAPAS project with full project information (description, logo, one or more project participants)
  • create at least one TAPAS collection with full collection information (description, metadata, publication settings)
  • upload one or more TEI files for that collection with full metadata, ideally including some fairly detailed subject and genre metadata

 

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 info@tapasproject.organd we will send you more details about how to proceed.

Sincerely,

Ben

 

Benjamin J. Doyle

TAPAS Project Manager

Northeastern University

http://www.tapasproject.org/

Email: Info@tapasproject.org

Twitter: @TAPAS_Project

DiXiT Fellowship in Cologne: “Tool integration in the digital edition” (12 months)

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).

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Launch of RIDE – Review Journal for Digital Editions

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.

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tei xsl styles 7.18

Dear colleagues,

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/issues/21)

https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets is the place to report
errors, and to send in fixes (as some people are doing,
which is great).

Sebastian Rahtz
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.

TEI Paid Assistance

Hello everyone,

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 jacobhill.mail@gmail.com.

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TEI Critical Edition Toolbox

Dear Colleagues,

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:
http://ciham-digital.huma-num.fr/teitoolbox/
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.

Best regards,
Marjorie

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HTML5 and XML: Mending Fences

A Balisage pre-conference symposium (Monday August 4, 2014)

HTML5 is taking over the Web. XML and XML-based toolsets are used to create, manage, interchange, and manipulate much of the content that is published as HTML5. XMLers and HTML5ers may each find the other more than a little peculiar; but it is time to get past our differences and discuss how our differing strengths can be combined to benefit each other, our users, and the information eco-system as a whole.

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Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS): TEI Workshop

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 1418 July 2014.

Register now at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2014/
Promotional video at: http://youtu.be/lBO7kT3D94A

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VOICE XML Corpus and VOICE 1.1 Online

VOICE XML is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) and includes all corpus texts in XML format as well as derived HTML and TXT versions of the corpus with reduced mark-up. For more information on VOICE XML see https://www.univie.ac.at/voice/page/corpus_availability_xml and consult
the README file included in the download package.

In addition, the release of VOICE XML also marks the release of VOICE 1.1, an updated version of the corpus that includes minor revisions in some of the corpus texts. As of today, the web interface of VOICE Online
is therefore updated to VOICE 1.1 Online (https://www.univie.ac.at/voice/page/corpus_availability_online).

We hope you will find these additional resources helpful, and we are looking forward to receiving any kind of feedback you might have (please mail to voice@univie.ac.at).

We have recently started a new subsection on VOICE-based publications on our website and would like to invite you to let us know when you (have) publish(ed) or present(ed) work which makes use of VOICE Online and/or VOICE XML.

XML Development: From Markup to Application

April 25-28, 2011, Washington, DC

Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to offer an in-depth workshop focused on Web development with XML.

Taught by experienced XML instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Patrick Yott, Digital Library Manager at Northeastern University, this four-day workshop will explore XML with a specific focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use. Participants will use XML and related technologies in the creation of a prototype digital publication.

Topics to be covered include:

  • XML: What is it? And why should we care about it?
  • Working with content models (primarily XML Schema and some Schematron) and methods of using them when constructing and validating XML
  • Implementing methods of content transformation and delivery (using XSLT and XPath) so the XML we build can be delivered, read, and used in a variety of formats
  • Utilizing Solr, a Lucene-based search server, and XSLT to deliver the final class project

Participants should have a basic familiarity and some experience with markup (e.g., HTML, some XML, etc.).

Event Details

Dates: Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: George Washington University Marvin Center, Washington, DC
Fee: $1,500
Register by March 25, 2011, at http://www.arl.org/stats/statsevents/index.shtml.

Balisage 2011: Call for Participation

Balisage 2011

Pre-conference workshop: 1 August 2011

Conference: 2-5 August 2011

Hotel Europa, Montreal, Canada

Papers proposals due 8 April 2011

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Paper proposals and nominations for peer reviewers are solicited for Balisage 2011, to be held 2-5 August 2011 in Montreal.

Each year, Balisage gathers together an eclectic mix of participants interested in markup, and puts them together in one of the world’s great cities for three and half days of discussion about points of interest in the use of descriptive markup to build strong, lasting information systems. Practitioners and theorists, vendors and users, tool-users and tool-makers, all provide their perspectives at Balisage.

Nominations for paper proposals and peer reviewers and are solicited.

As always, papers at Balisage can address any aspect of the use of markup and markup languages to represent information and build information systems. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • XML and related technologies
  • Non-XML markup languages
  • Implementation experience with XML parsing, XSLT processors, XQuery processors, XProc implementations, Topic Map engines, or any markup-related technology
  • Case studies of markup design and deployment
  • Recent and upcoming milestones in standards development
  • Semantics of markup languages
  • JSON and XML
  • the future of XML (if any)
  • the future of descriptive markup (if any)

Balisage is a peer-reviewed conference. Our electronic proceedings are freely available as part of the Balisage Series on Markup Technologies. Get a taste of Balisage from the proceedings of previous Balisage conferences (http://balisage.net/Proceedings/) or browse the Series Topics List (http://balisage.net/Proceedings/topics.html).

How:

More Information:

Schedule:

  • 11 March 2011 – Peer review applications due
  • 8 April 2011 – Paper submissions due
  • 8 April 2011 – Applications due for student support awards
  • 20 May 2011 – Speakers notified
  • 8 July 2011 – Final papers due
  • 1 August 2011 – Pre-conference Symposium
  • 2-5 August 2011 – Balisage: The Markup Conference

Help make Balisage your favorite XML Conference. See you in Montréal!