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Social Media Coordinator for the TEI: position available

Dear Community,

The Text Encoding Initiative seeks a motivated volunteer to fill the newly created role of Social Media Coordinator. The successful candidate will maintain the TEI Consortium’s Facebook and Twitter presences and create entries for the blog and newsfeed server, with the purpose of increasing the visibility of the TEI and improving its outreach activities. The role requires knowledge of the TEI and of social media, as well as enthusiasm for both.

The non-stipendiary appointment will be for one year, renewable for another. Reimbursement for expenses may be available for specific activities as approved by the Board of Directors; furthermore funding will be available to attend the annual Members’ Meeting. We will cover individual TEI membership for one, conference registration at member rates, housing at conference rates for the duration, and reimbursement for travel, food and incidentals using the scale and forms published here:

http://www.tei-c.org/Admin/TEI_travel_form.pdf

The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the chairs of the Board and the Technical Council and a commitment to a roughly daily engagement with social media is expected.

If you are interested please get in touch with Elena Pierazzo (elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk) by the 5th of April, providing a letter of motivations and listing past experiences with Social Media and the TEI. The appointment will start as soon as possible after such date.

Best
Elena

Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh


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TEI Conference 2014: First Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

This is a first call for submissions of papers and posters for the 2014
TEI meeting, which will be held at Northwestern University, October 22-24,
2014. Northwestern is located in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago
with excellent public transportation to Chicago’s “Loop.”

The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014. More soon about the
details of the submission process. As in previous years, we welcome
submissions on anything plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative,
but we have a special interest in the following topics:

1. The TEI is about text “encoding,” but encoded texts need to be
“decoded” by readers who put the encoding to various uses, increasingly
with the aid of digital tools of one kind or another. What is the
scholarly value added by encoding? What can people do with TEI encoded
texts (and what have they done) that they could not otherwise do or have
done?

2. In 2015 some 25,000 TEI-encoded Text Creation Partnership (TCP) texts
printed before 1700 will be released into the public domain, and another
45,000 texts will be released in the five years to follow, producing by
2020 a deduplicated, structurally encoded, and open source library of just
about every English book printed before 1800. This is a very
consequential event for the documentary infrastructure of Early Modern
Studies in the Anglophone world. It is also an important event for the
TEI.

3. As announced earlier, the TEI meeting will partly overlap and share
some programming with the Chicago Digital Humanities and Computer Science
Colloquium, a lively regional conference. Music will be one of its
featured topics and may be a good topic for shared programming. We will
welcome submissions about TEI and MEI in the context of music in a digital
world.

We have not yet decided on keynote speakers, and I would very much welcome
off-line suggestions about suitable candidates.

With best wishes

Martin Mueller
Chair, Programming Committee, TEI Conference 2014
Professor emeritus of English and Classics
Northwestern University


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Issue 6 of the Journal of the TEI published: Selected Papers from the 2012 TEI Conference

I am delighted to announce the publication of issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (http://jtei.revues.org/841), selected papers from the TEI 2012 Conference held in College Station. It was guest edited by Laura Mandell and Elena Pierazzo.

This issue features the following articles:

  • Encoding the Discipline: English Graduate Student Reflections on Working with TEI by Maura Ives, Victor Del Hierro, Bailey Kelsey, Laura Catherine Smith, and Christina Sumners
  • Encoding Financial Records for Historical Research by Kathryn Tomasek and Syd Bauman
  • Stationers’ Register Online: A Case Study of a Byte-Reduced TEI Schema for Digitization (tei_corset) by James Cummings and Pip Willcox
  • Rebooting TEI Pointers by Hugh A. Cayless
  • Resolving the Durand Conundrum by Lou Burnard

Special thanks go to Martin Holmes (who recently took over as Managing Editor from Kevin Hawkins) and Ron Van den Branden (the Journal’s Technical Editor) who revised the style sheets, both for the HTML and PDF rendering, to display some especially complex encoding.

Do enjoy the issue

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI

http://jtei.revues.org/


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TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.6.0 is released!

Dear TEI Community,

Today, Monday 20 January 2014, your TEI Consortium has released 
TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.6.0 (Codename: Rosetta). This release 
has involved some major changes: some are things the people will 
notice, e.g. where we now enforce things the Guidelines have said 
for a very long time (see publicationStmt below), and others 
might not be noticed by most users but are helping us build 
towards a more robust TEI future, e.g. more for 'pure ODD'. 
Simultaneously we have improved some of the mechanisms through 
which we manage the development of the Guidelines, e.g. with this 
release we have moved to timing them after having given TEI-L 
warning and encouraging the community to proofread the pending 
release. (Thank you to all who sent in corrections.)

With this release we have a newly elected member of the TEI 
Technical Council, Peter Stadler from the University of 
Paderborn, who has acted as the release technician. As the 
http://www.tei-c.org/ server moved to a new infrastructure since 
the last release we suspected that there might be some problems 
in our scripts automating the release. Even though we tested 
everything we thought could go wrong, there were indeed some 
minor problems that delayed the release slightly. Peter managed 
solve the problems with the dedicated help of the TEI Technical 
Council, especially that of Sebastian Rahtz and Martin Holmes to 
whom we are all indebted.

As always, please do report bugs and make feature requests for 
changes to the Guidelines or its other outputs (preferably via 
the SourceForge site) since this is how the TEI improves. The 
updated version of the TEI Guidelines are 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). 
The TEI P5 version 2.6.0 release notes are below, but also available at 
http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.6.0.html.

James Cummings
Chair, TEI Technical Council
=====

  TEI P5 version 2.6.0 release notes

This version of the TEI Guidelines introduces new features and 
resolves a number of issues raised by the TEI community. As 
always, the majority of these changes and corrections are a 
consequence of feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI 
community using the SourceForge tracking system. If you find 
something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, 
schemas, tools, or website, please submit a feature request or 
bug ticket athttp://tei.sf.net/for consideration. Lists ofclosed 
bugs 
<http://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/search/?q=status%3Aclosed-wont-fix+or+status%3Aclosed-rejected+or+status%3Aclosed-out-of-date+or+status%3Aclosed-accepted+or+status%3Aclosed-works-for-me+or+status%3Aclosed+or+status%3Aclosed-duplicate+or+status%3Aclosed-invalid+or+status%3Aclosed-fixed>andclosed 
feature requests 
<http://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/search/?q=status%3Aclosed-wont-fix+or+status%3Aclosed-later+or+status%3Aclosed-rejected+or+status%3Aclosed-out-of-date+or+status%3Aclosed-accepted+or+status%3Aclosed-remind+or+status%3Aclosed+or+status%3Aclosed-duplicate+or+status%3Aclosed-invalid+or+status%3Aclosed-fixed>are 
available on the site.

Some of the more noticeable changes inthis release 
<http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html>include:

  * Footnotes in the Guidelines now appear in a popup box when
    you click on them, rather than causing a jump to the bottom
    of the page. (This function depends on JavaScript; if you
    have JS turned off, the old behaviour will still work.)
  * The prose restriction that
    the<pubPlace>,<address>,<idno>,<availability>,
    and<date>children of<publicationStmt>occur in that order has
    been removed.
  * The content model of<publicationStmt>has been updated to
    reflect the restrictions detailed in the prose of
    section2.2.4 Publication, Distribution, Licensing, etc.
    <http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/HD.html#HD24>.
    For more information on this please
    seehttp://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/PublicationStmt-Changes.
  * <stage>now claims membership of att.placement (and thus gets
    the@placeattribute) as
    perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/476/.
  * <docDate>is now available as a child
    of<dateLine>(https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/472/),
    and the content models of<signed>and<salute>have been
    loosened
    (https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/433/;https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/478/)
    to allow more flexibility in the‘top’‘tail’of sections
    (prompted by experience in EEBO TCP)
  * <l>is now allowed in the<trailer>
  * Usage of@corresphas been clarified
    (https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/506/).
  * The value of the@matchPatternattribute is now defined as W3C
    XPath syntax rather than W3C XML Schema Language
    (https://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/432/). This
    allows for more powerful regular expressions.
  * @perfon<tech>now has the datatype 1+ data.pointer, instead of
    data.enumerated (http://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/524/).
  * Support for ‘pure ODD’: it is now possible to define content
    models using TEI XML constructs only, as an alternative to
    the use of RELAX NG. This change is discussed further in a
    paper by Burnard and Rahtz presented at2013's ACM Document
    Engineering conference <http://www.doceng2013.org/programme>.
    Support for the new syntax in ODD processing scripts is
    incomplete, however, and not yet fully tested.
  * Use of the element<valDesc>throughout the TEI specifications
    code was rationalised: mostly this involved removal of
    redundant commentary, but in some cases element or attribute
    descriptions have been extended or modified.
  * A new<abstract>element has been added to support descriptive
    metadata about a ‘born-digital’ item (such as a journal
    article in a review) to be stored in the TEI Header
    perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/471
  * @namehas been made optional (previously required)
    on<relation>as
    perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/467/since a
    Schematron test is in place to check whether one
    of@name,@ref, or@keyis available.
  * <forest>and<forestGrp>,<colloc>and others are examples of
    elements which used to have locally-declared@typeattributes
    which benefit from the ability to now modify class-provided
    attributes locally to the element. They now claim membership
    of att.typed (and thus get@typeand@subtypeattributes).
    Similarly<desc>is now also a member of att.typed as
    perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/feature-requests/473/.
  * The<s>element has been modified to not allow it to self-nest
    as perhttps://sourceforge.net/p/tei/bugs/578

There are also some changes to the way the Council is managing 
the Guidelines:

  * Pre-release versions of the TEI P5 development tree are now
    tagged as ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’ in their version information.
  * In preparation for a program to get translations of reference
    documentation up to date, all<desc>and<gloss>elements have
    been dated. This allows us to easily generate lists of
    translated blocks which need revising.
  * More examples were added or corrected in this release and
    improvements to the overall way examples are maintained is
    under consideration by the TEI Technical Council.

In addition, the XSL stylesheets which provide processing of TEI 
ODD files for Roma and OxGarage have been updated, notably 
providing better support for multi-namespace ODD. The Stylesheets 
are being maintained separately from the Guidelines and are 
athttps://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets.

-- 
Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

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TEI Board/Council 2014 election results

Dear TEI Community,

It is my pleasure to communicate the results of the Elections 2013.
The people elected to serve for a two year term in the Technical Council, in alphabetical order, are:

Fabio Ciotti
James Cummings
Stephanie Gehrke
Martin Holmes
Paul Schaffner
Peter Steadler

The person elected to serve in the Board is:

Elena Pierazzo

Congratulation to all elected people, and the very best wishes for the forthcoming term. And a very heartfelt thank you to all that had accepted to stand for election: your availability has been really appreciated.

Best wishes
Elena


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TEI 2014 Members Meeting and Conference: venue and dates

Dear TEI Community,

The Board of the TEI-C is pleased to announce that the 2014 TEI conference and members’ meeting will be hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in the week starting October 20. Evanston is a Northern suburb of Chicago, 30 minutes by train or subway from the “Loop,” Chicago’s central district.

The TEI Conference will partly overlap and share some programming with the Chicago Digital Humanities and Computer Science Colloquium, a lively regional conference. We hope that this collaborative venture will encourage useful cross-walks and conversations.

Best
Elena [Pierazzo]


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CFP: Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Call for Papers: Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference and Members Meeting

Papers due 30 January 2014

http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative will be selected papers from the 2013 TEI Conference held in Rome. Any paper, poster, demonstration that was presented at the 2013 conference (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/) can be submitted to this issue.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting poster sessions, lightning presentations, or new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. For further information and submission guidelines please see http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions

Closing date for submissions is 30 January 2014. This issue will be guest edited by Airanna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

Any questions about this issue should be directed to journal-guest-editors-8@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative


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Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

Dear members of the TEI community,

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board and Technical Council.  Only one position is vacant on the Board, following the recent revision of the bylaws; six positions are vacant on the Council. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org by  September 10, 2013 .  The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2013.

Nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board or Council.

Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example candidates’ biographies from a previous election can be found at <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml>.

  • The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are available.
  • The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages.  Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be able to commit to ongoing work  during the course of the year. Candidates may wish to indicate whether you can expect institutional support for your service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).

For more information on the Board, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml>.

For more information on the Council, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml>.

Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.

Thank you,

Lou Burnard (for the TEI nominating committee)


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TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013: programme

Dear all,

The programme for the “TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013 (October 2-5, Rome, Italy) is now available at http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/program/

Tutorials and workshops are offered prior to the conference while Special Interest Groups activities will take place on Thursday 3 October (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/program/sigactivity/).

Soon each session in the programme will point to relevant abstracts.

In the meantime, please take a look at the programme, plan your trip if you haven’t yet and register!

Registration (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/registration/) is filling up quickly and it will be a disappointment not to see you in Rome!

For any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us at meeting@tei-c.org

Best regards,
Arianna Ciula (Programme Committee Chair) and Fabio Ciotti (Local Organisation Committee Chair)

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TEI P5 2.5.0 Released

Dear TEI Community,

Owing to some minor processing errors that were found after release 2.4.0 we have made a maintenance release today. After a long string of releases made by others outside of Oxford (to help ensure the knowledge of how to make the releases becomes inculcated in the community), for this minor maintenance release it was decided that University of Oxford’s Sebastian Rahtz would be the release technician for TEI P5 version 2.5.0 (Codename: Opération ‘de Gaulle’).

However, we also took the opportunity to fix a couple minor bugs whose resolutions were in the pipeline and these affected the TEI schema.  This means that the Guidelines release becomes 2.5.0, not 2.4.1 because of our policy on version numbering. We also fixed a
handful of typos and problems in examples. As always, please do report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines or its other outputs, since this is how the TEI improves. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines are available from all the usual places (such as the TEI website). The TEI P5 version 2.5.0 release notes are below, but also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.5.0.html.

James Cummings
Chair, TEI Technical Council

=====

TEI P5 version 2.5.0 release notes

This version of the TEI is an maintenance release to solve minor issues which were found after  release 2.4.0. The changes in this release will not affect the majority of users of the TEI Guidelines. These maintenance fixes primarily are related to errors found in the processing of the English and French documentation of the TEI Lite example customization.

Since it was decided by the TEI Technical Council that these errors necessitated a maintenance release, the opportunity has been taken to correct a number of
other issues. These include an omission made when the element  <precision>  was first introduced in 2009, explained on the  bug report 585. This gives the element attributes from the  att.ranging  class which it was alwaysintended to have. Also the  @xml:space  attribute had previously been accidentally removed from the TEI Lite example customization, and this was restored. Because these change the underlying TEI schema, rather than just the prose, the release numbering increases from 2.4.* to 2.5.*.

Other non-schema affecting changes include:

  • There were a number of improvements to examples or corrections of typos in documentation for:
    • <precision>
    • att.datable
    • att.scoping
    • att.responsibility
  • There were a number of other corrections to the TEI Lite sources.

If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a feature request or bug ticket at  http://tei.sf.net/  for consideration by the TEI Technical Council. Lists of  closed bugs  and  closed
bugs
 and  closed feature requests  are available on the site.

-- 
Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

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Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT)

Dear TEI Community,

I am delighted to announce that the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) has been awarded a multi-million Euro European grant for investigating the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The TEI Consortium was involved in and supported this application and I am proud for the TEI to have been included in such an outstanding group of partners.DiXiT is an international network of high-profile institutions from the public and the private sector offering a coordinated training and research programme for early stage researchers and experienced researchers in the multi-disciplinary skills, technologies, theories, and methods of digital scholarly editing.

The programme includes twelve fellowships for early stage researchers (PhD students) for a period of three years, and five fellowships for experienced researchers (Post-Docs) for a period of 12 to 20 months. The positions will be widely advertised starting from the month of October.

DiXiT will also organise six training events at various levels (camps & conventions), open to all DiXiT fellows as well as to other people that may be interested in the topics covered.

The DiXiT network includes the following academic partners:
• University of Cologne (coordinator) – Germany
• University of Borås – Sweden
• Huygens Institute (Huygens ING) – The Netherlands
• King’s College London – UK
• University of Antwerp – Belgium
• University of Graz – Austria
• Trinity College Dublin – Ireland
• École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales – France
• Università di Roma “La Sapienza” – Italy
• University of Oxford – UK

Private sector partners include software development companies, publishing houses and service providers. Moreover, beside the TEI, DiXiT will also closely collaborate with DARIAH, ESTS, Wikimedia, IDE, national libraries etc.

The first official meeting of the DiXiT network will take place in Rome, a a pre-TEI Memebers’ Meeting event. Shortly after that news about the scholarships will be disseminated widely. In the mean time, spread the voice: we have _12_ fully funded PhD scholarship and _6_ postdocs bursaries to give away, all of them involving various level of digital and philological expertise.

DiXiT is funded under Marie Curie Actions within the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It runs from September 2013 until August 2017.

Further details: http://dixit.uni-koeln.de

Best,
Elena


Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh


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TEI Conference 2013: online registration opened

Dear TEI-L members,

we are pleased to announce that online registration for the TEI
Conference and Members meeting 2013 has now opened. This year’s TEI
Conference is hosted at the University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy,
with the support of AIUCD (Italian Association for Humanities
Computing and Digital Cultures) and will take place from from 2 to 5
October. As usual the Conference is preceded by three days of
workshops and tutorials from September 29 to October 2.

This year’s theme is: The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web. The
programme includes keynote lectures by Allen Renear (professor and
interim Dean at GSLIS) and Marie-Luce Demonet (professor of French
Renaissance literature and director of the Maison des Sciences de
l’Homme Val de Loire), parallel sessions of papers, the annual TEI
business meeting, a poster session/tools demonstration and slam, and
special interest group (SIG) meetings. Details about the programme, as
well as infos about accommodation and local attractions are available
in the Conference website at
http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/.

The rates and the online registration facilities are available at

http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/registration/

We hope to meet you all in Rome!

Cordially,

Fabio Ciotti & Gianfranco Crupi

Local organizers TEI Conference 2013


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Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI published: TEI Infrastructures

I am delighted to announce the publication of Issue 5 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Initiative. This special issues on TEI Infrastructures was guest edited by Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary.

The issue contains six articles that deals with the TEI as infrastructure from several different perspectives:

* PhiloLogic4: An Abstract TEI Query System by Timothy Allen, Clovis Gladstone, and Richard Whaling;
* TAPAS: Building a TEI Publishing and Repository Service by Julia Flanders and Scott Hamlin;
* Islandora and TEI: Current and Emerging Applications/Approaches by Kirsta Stapelfeldt and Donald Moses;
* TEI and Project Bamboo by Quinn Dombrowski and Seth Denbo;
* TextGrid, TEXTvre, and DARIAH: Sustainability of Infrastructures for Textual Scholarship by Mark Hedges, Heike Neuroth, Kathleen M. Smith, Tobias Blanke, Laurent Romary, Marc Küster, and Malcolm Illingworth;
* The Evolution of the Text Encoding Initiative: From Research Project to Research Infrastructure by Lou Burnard

I would also like to publicly thank Kevin Hawkins, who has fulfilled his term of office and has stepped down as the Journal’s founding Managing Editor. Kevin’s editorial acumen, skill in establishing workflows and processes, attention to detail, and knowledge of the TEI was instrumental in establishing the journal.

I would also like to welcome Martin Holmes as the new Managing Editor. Martin began taking over Kevin’s responsibilities with this issue and I have no doubt that he will build on Kevin’s excellent work.

This is also a reminder that Issue 7 is the Journal’s first open call for articles. Articles are due 28 October, so if you were wondering what you might do over your summer holidays, this may just be the project! Details here: http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/index

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI

http://jtei.revues.org/


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Call for Papers: Issue 7, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

CFP: Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Papers accepted on any theme relating to the TEI

Papers due 28 October  2013

http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

The Editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative are delighted to announce a CFP for Issue 7 of the Journal. This is an non-themed issue. We welcome a broad range of articles on any aspect of the TEI.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. For further information and submission guidelines please see http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions

Closing date for submissions is 28 October 2013. . The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

We would be delighted to answer any questions about this issue. Please direct them to journal@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

-- 
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman@tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD
http://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/digital-humanities/
                     

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Issue 4 of the Journal of the TEI published: 2011 Conference papers

On behalf of the regular editors of the Journal of the TEI, as well as the guest editors for Issue 4, it is my great pleasure to announce the publication of selected papers from the 2011 TEI Conference held in Würzburg, Germany: http://jtei.revues.org/

The issue not only reflects the range of topics addressed at the conference, but highlights the conference theme, Philology in the Digital Age.

My thanks to all editors who made this issue possible, as well as to the authors whose work has make this issue such a success.

with all best wishes

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI
http://jtei.revues.org/


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TEI 2013 Meeting in Rome: Conference website, call for papers

Call for Papers, Posters and Panels

The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web

2013 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
2-5 October 2013
Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

* Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2013
* Workshop dates (tentative): 30 September – 2 October 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2013 Annual Conference and Members
Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI – http://www.tei-c.org)
Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel sessions, poster
sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but not exclusively,
on the theme, broadly conceived, The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the
Web.

Conference website: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

  • TEI Conceptual Model
  • TEI and semantic features
  • TEI and formal ontologies
  • TEI and semantic annotation
  • TEI and the Semantic Web
  • TEI schemas

Culture and scholarship

  • TEI in different linguistic and cultural traditions
  • TEI in libraries, archives and museums
  • TEI and critical editing/text analysis/text corpora
  • TEI and digital collections
  • TEI and mass digitisation
  • TEI and user studies

TEI Processing Model

  • TEI tools (for analysis and publication) and infrastructures
  • TEI and interchange
  • Interoperability and integration with other technologies and standards
  • TEI and visualisation

The future of the TEI

  • Community and outreach
  • Intellectual and technical challenges
  • Social structure, sustainability and financial model

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20
minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied
formats, including:
three paper-panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics
round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time
should be left for questions & answers after brief optional
presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the
poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and
tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with
wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to
participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via an online platform, the
availability of which will be announced shortly. Please submit your
proposals by March 30, 2013.

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account
(i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each
submission, you may upload files to the system after you have
completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.

Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations):
Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a
copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract
is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of
750-1500 words (plus bibliography).

Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a
proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction
explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of
the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel
member.

Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a
proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion
and includes the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by
the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in
participation before submission.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected
external reviewers.
Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting
session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at
meeting@tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings,
edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding
Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be
forthcoming.

For the Programme Committee
Arianna Ciula

2013 TEI Conference and Members Meeting Programme Committee:
Marjorie Burghart
Lou Burnard
Fabio Ciotti
Arianna Ciula (chair)
Gianfranco Crupi
Sebastian Rahtz


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Issue 6 of TEI Journal: Deadline extended

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:52:08 +0000
From: “Pierazzo, Elena” <elena.pierazzo@KCL.AC.UK>
To: TEI-L@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU
Subject: [TEI-L] Issue 6 of TEI Journal: deadline extended

Dear TEI Community,

It is my pleasure to communicate that the deadline for the submission of papers for Issue 6 of the TEI Journal has been extended up to the 20th of February. Issue 6 will collect selected contributions of the 2012 TEI Conference.
Please keep in mind that no further extensions will be made.

All the best
Elena and Laura


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TEI P5 version 2.3.0 released!

Dear TEI Community,

TEI P5 version 2.3.0 (Codename: Betty White) is now available from all the usual sources, such as the TEI-C website and SourceForge. The debian packages, TEI-C XSL, and oxygen-tei framework will be updated fairly soon. This release introduces both textual and schema-related changes, new features and a significant number of bug fixes. Mostly these are based on bug and feature request tickets submitted to SourceForge by the TEI community. If you notice anything that has changed in error, or want to submit additional changes, please do so on the http://tei.sf.net/ website.

We have continued in our aim of opening up the release process to as many different people on Council and in this case the newly elected Hugh Cayless (NYU Digital Library Technology Services) was the release technician. Able assistance was also given by several other council members on the TEI IRC channel (see http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/IRC for more information). As always this has produced a set of notes for how to improve the release process that will be fed back into http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw22.xml for future releases. The greatest thanks are due not only to the TEI Technical Council for undertaking the work, but the TEI community for submitting tickets!

A text version of the release notes is below, but a version (with links) is available at: http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.3.0.html

Many thanks to all,

James Cummings
(TEI Technical Council Chair)
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TEI P5 version 2.3.0 release notes

This version of the TEI introduces new features and resolves a number of issues raised by the TEI community. As always, the majority of these changes and corrections are a consequence of feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI community, using the SourceForge tracking system. If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a feature request or bug ticket at http://tei.sf.net/ for consideration.

Since the last release (25 October 2012), the TEI Technical Council has closed 93 tickets entered in the SourceForge tracking system. During the same period 77 new tickets have been opened by the community according to https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/stats/tracker?tracker=&dates=2012-10-25+to+2013-01-17.

Some of the highlights of the TEI P5 2.3.0 release include:

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Rome in 2013: TEI Conference / Members’ Meeting

TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013 will take place in at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. The local committee is chaired by Fabio Ciotti, on behalf of the AIUCD – the Italian Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale, in collaboration with the research Centre DIGILAB Sapienza. The Programme Committee is chaired by Arianna Ciula. News about the Call for Papers will follow shortly.

The Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place from 2 to 5 October, will start with the usual wealth of workshop (CFP to follow) and will include SIG meetings. Please save the date!

It is indeed our great pleasure to be able to hold our annual conference in Italy and in particular in Rome, where the use of TEI has been strong since the TEI’s early days and I really hope many of you will be able to come and enjoy the delights of a rich and vibrant the intellectual environment, the extraordinary artistic treasures of of the Eternal City and the legendary food (I can personally vouch for all of the above!).


Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh


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EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013

We invite applications for a 4-day training workshop on digital text-markup for epigraphic and papyrological editing, to be held in the Institute for Classical Studies, London. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), James Cowey (Heidelberg) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, the US Epigraphy Project, Vindolanda Tablets Online and Curse Tablets from Roman Britain, Pandektis (inscriptions of Macedonia and Thrace), and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML and markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object description in EpiDoc as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor (papyri.info/editor).

No technical skills are required to apply, but a working knowledge of Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors or professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday March 1st, 2013.


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Official TEI-C Support for TEI P4 to be discontinued

Dear TEI Community,

When the TEI Consortium released TEI P5 version 1.0.0 in November
2007 it promised 5 more years of ongoing support for TEI P4.
We’ve reached the date where we are starting to remove this
support for TEI P4. By this we mean that we will no longer
respond to bug reports concerning it and will de-emphasise it on
the website by moving TEI P4 to the Vault alongside the earlier
versions. The locations for TEI P4 materials on the TEI-C website
will be permanently redirected to a location in the Vault.

This should have little or no effect on completed projects who
have large collections of TEI P4 documents. For ongoing projects,
if you regularly validate against a P4 DTD on the TEI-C website,
the old URLs for the DTDs will permanently redirect to the new
locations in the Vault.

The TEI-C Webmasters, David Sewell and Kevin Hawkins, will be
undertaking this work over the next few weeks. If you have any
questions about how this might affect you, please do ask!

As always, we encourage those starting projects to use the latest
version of the TEI Guidelines and those working with previous
versions of the TEI Guidelines to migrate content to TEI P5 where
feasible. For information on migrating from P4 to P5, see
http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/migrate.xml.

Sincerely,

James Cummings
Chair of TEI Technical Council


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford


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TEI Board/Council election results

Dear TEI Community,

I’m pleased to announce the results of the TEI elections 2012. This year we had a extraordinarily rich set of candidates, a fact that made the electoral process at once exciting and very difficult as so many valuable and competent people have accepted to stand for election. Our gratitude goes to everybody who accepted this task: a rich set of candidate speaks for the liveliness of the community and its willingness to contribute to make the TEI a better home and better service for everybody. We hope that the unsuccessful candidates will be willing to stand for elections in future.

The people that were elected for the Board of Directors are:

  • Lou Burnard
  • Arianna Ciula
  • John Walsh
  • Glen Worthey

Congratulations! Our deepest gratitude also goes to the outgoing member of the Board, Marin Dacos: thank you very much for you valuable contribution, we hope you will consider to serve for the TEI again in future.
You can see the details of the vote from here: https://opavote.appspot.com/results/678015/0

The people that were elected for the Technical Council are:

  • Syd Bauman
  • Hugh Cayless
  • Elli Mylonas
  • Sebastian Rahz

Congratulations! Our deepest gratitude goes to the outgoing members of the Council: Piotr Banski and Stuart Yates: thank you both so much for your outstanding contribution to the work of the Council, you will be missed.
You can see the details of the vote form here: https://opavote.appspot.com/results/678015/1

We were very pleased with the returns of votes we had this year, which has grown around 40% with respect to previous years. This, we believe, is due to the extreme richness of valuable candidates, but also to the adoption of a new voting system. More informations about the voting system, including a series of XSLT built by David Sewell to elaborate the votes returned by the OpaVote system can be found here: http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml#voting

Thank you once again to everybody that stand for elections, to the elected candidates and the outgoing officers: the TEI owe you loads!

Best
Elena


Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh


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Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: Vol. 3 published

On behalf of Susan Schreibman (Editor-in-Chief), Kevin Hawkins (Managing Editor), and our Guest Editors Piotr Bánski, Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi, and Andreas Witt, I am delighted to announce the publication of the third issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: http://jtei.revues.org/

This issue is our first “special issue”, focusing on “TEI and Linguistics”.

We’d like to thank all the authors, reviewers, editors, and our hosts at revues.org (Cléo, Marseille, France) for their efforts in bringing this issue to publication.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes feedback at journal@tei-c.org. We also encourage you to start any discussions related directly to these articles on the TEI Mailing List at tei-l@listserv.brown.edu.

Markus Flatscher
jTEI Technical Editor


Markus Flatscher, Editorial and Technical Specialist
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville VA 22904, USA
Courier: 211 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville VA 22903, USA
Email: markus.flatscher@virginia.edu
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/


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CFP: Issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

CFP: Issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Selected Papers from the 2012 TEI Conference and Members Meeting Papers due 30 January 2013
http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

Issue 6 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative will be selected papers from the 2012 TEI Conference held at Texas A&M. Any paper, poster, demonstration that was presented at the 2012 conference can be submitted to this issue.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting poster sessions, lightning presentations, or new tools or services of 2000-4000 words.  Both may include images and multimedia content. For further information and submission guidelines please see http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions

Closing date for submissions is 30 January 2012. This issue will be guest edited by Laura Mandell and Elena Pierazzo. The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

Any questions about this issue should be directed to journal-guest-editors-6@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative


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