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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 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.

The TEI’s annual get-together is the gathering point for the TEI community. It offers an opportunity to meet colleagues, learn about new projects, share research, and find out about new developments in the TEI. Originally structured around an annual TEI business meeting and election, the event has  expanded to include a full academic conference program with peer-reviewed papers, posters, tool demonstrations, and meetings of TEI special interest groups. It is also an excellent opportunity for businesses and other organisations in the Digital Humanities community to reach active researchers through sponsorship and other support activities.

The meeting has been held every year since 2001. For a full list of venues and links to former conference websites see http://members.tei-c.org/Events/meetings

Although the site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, this not a fixed rule. Proposals from other parts of the world are always welcome,  in particular from areas where new TEI communities are arising.

The meeting generally attracts between 100 and 200 attendees, with a programme combining plenary lectures by invited speakers, round-table discussions, and paper sessions. There is always a plenary business meeting of the membership, and a meeting of the Board. Meetings of active TEI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are also held.

The TEI Consortium underwrites direct costs of the conference and meeting up to a maximum of US$5200, recoverable as far as possible from registration fees. A small conference registration fee should be charged; for the last few years this has not exceeded $120. Bids to host the meeting should include a budget indicating likely costs and how they will be recovered. The Hosting Organization is expected to seek additional funds from local institutions, commercial sponsors, and other organisations.

Institutions considering making a proposal are invited now to contact the TEI Board as soon as possible (info@tei-c.org) for preliminary discussion. Formal  bids should be submitted by 1 September 2014 so that a decision can be taken in advance of the Members meeting this year, at which the selected Host site will be invited to make a brief presentation.

Bids should include the following information:

  • The name of the institution(s) making the bid

  • The name, address, email, and telephone number of a contact person

  • A brief description of the facilities available for the event (rooms, equipment, technical support, food)

  • An indication of what financial support, if any, the hosting institution is prepared to give (for instance, sponsoring one or more receptions or pre-meeting workshops; payment of travel expenses for one or more plenary speakers; etc.)

  • Any other details that may be useful in assessing the bid (e.g. the presence of a conference on a related topic at the institution around the time of the meeting; the launch of a new TEI-related initiative at the institution, etc., ideas for a particular theme or focus).

In submitting bids, local organisers are encouraged to be creative: the TEI is keen to ensure that the meeting will reflect local interests and strengths. The Board will nominate a Chair of the Programme Committee who will work with the Local Organizer to ensure smooth running of the Conference.

Further information about the Annual Meetings is available at http://members.tei-c.org/hosting

Elena and Lou

Dr Elena Pierazzo
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1949


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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.



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.

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TEI Hackathon: Report by Elena Spadini

Name: Elena Spadini,
Twitter: @spadinelena
Email: elena.spadini@huygens.knaw.nl

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


Final Product



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.

Learning outcomes

Discover the existence of some resources, as the d3 gallery (https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery) or the tapasproject.org

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.


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TEI Hackathon: Report by Raffaele Viglianti

Name: Raffaele Viglianti
twitter: @raffazizzi
The project
We wanted to visualize some aspects of a given ODD specification to aid the creation process, or to help the understanding of someone else’s ODD.
There are some precedent attempts at doing this: Byzantium (http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Byzantium/) already visualizes basic information about what your ODD includes or excludes; Gregor Middell’s visualization (http://gregor.middell.net/roma/) already shows relationships between classes and elements in TEI.
We attempted to quantify *how much* an ODD has been customized and show graphically which parts have been curated more and which less.
My contribution
I worked on the architecture of this small app and programmed a scoring system that we previously sketched as a group.
First, the app imports a JSON version of the full TEI P5 ODD; then it imports the compiled ODD of a customization (in JSON).
Second, the ODDs are compared and scoring is calculated for each TEI element. These are the changes affecting the score (in parenthesis there are changes discussed, but not implemented):
* changed element description
* added attribute
* added attribute *value* (e.g. by restricting values for @type) <— this is by far the most common change
* (added elements)
* (added constraint / schematron rule)
* (number of examples provided via <exemplum>)
Finally, the resulting object is passed on to a d3.js component for visualization (Nick worked on that part)
ODD being visualized (prepared by James Cummings): https://github.com/raffazizzi/Hackathon/blob/master/odd/test-odds/james.odd
Findings / goal
ODD is difficult and associate with advanced TEI users. But it needs to be the gateway to TEI and a constant companion to the life of a TEI project. We’ve been trying to figure out whether visualization can make ODD clearer and less daunting. Hard to tell with our simple visualization, but I think we had a consensus in the group that this is the way forward.
Not neglecting the power users, we think that visualizing ODDs can also help understanding other people’s usage of TEI, particularly when operating on a corpus created by someone else (cfr. Syd Bauman’s concept of “blind interchange“).
What did I learn
I learned that there is willingness to make ODD more accessible across the board; that the official JSON conversion from ODD needs improvement; and that underscore.js has some nice functional methods to deal with collections.

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TEI Hackathon: Report by Nick Laiacona


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.

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.
(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.



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BaseX 7.9: The Summer Edition

Dear XML aficionados,

in the midst of summertime, we provide you with a new version of BaseX,
our XML database system and XQuery 3.0 processor. This is what you get:

- Unit testing has been improved a lot. All test functions will now be
evaluated separately; this way, updates can be performed within
- with the new TEST command, all test modules in a specified directory
can be evaluated.
- tests can be invoked from within the GUI editor and project view.
- on command-line, the -t flag can be used for the same purpose.

- Custom HTTP methods can be defined via %rest:method
- Error handling has been improved and aligned with try/catch

- The “run” operation allows execution of server-side command scripts

- parsing options added to db:create, db:add and db:replace

As usual, various minor bugs and inconsistencies have been fixed in
the latest version; check out our documentation and the GitHub
history for more details.

The latest version is available at http://basex.org.
We are looking forward to your feedback,

Christian Grün
BaseX Team
Email: christian.gruen@uni-konstanz.de

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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.

The scope of courses (mostly held in german) reaches from introductions to the DARIAH-DE Infrastructure, to Concepts of Digital Music Editions and to the markup standards of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) respectively the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), across working with software tools for editorial purposes (Edirom Tools), up to courses dealing with more advanced topics in these fields like the rendering of MEI encodings. This year two courses will be especially held in english language (MEI Introduction and Rendering MEI). The Edirom User Forum will provide time to get in touch with music edition projects using the Edirom Tools.
Students can apply for one student bursary provided by the EADH’s Small Grants Program (http://eadh.orgto support ESS attendance. Details about application, ESS course program and registration can be found on the ESS-Website http://ess.upb.de .
In case of any questions concerning ESS2014, please feel free to contact the organization team at ess@edirom.de
The Virtual Research Group Edirom is based at the Musicology Seminar Detmold/Paderborn, which is a co-faculty of the University of Paderborn and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. Please find further information at http://www.edirom.de.
DARIAH-DE is the German part of the EU eHumanities research project Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Please find further information at http://de.dariah.eu.
For the ESS organization team
Nikolaos Beer
Nikolaos Beer M.A.
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
und Verbundstelle Musikedition
Universität Paderborn
Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn
Gartenstraße 20
D-32756 Detmold

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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.




Benjamin J. Doyle

TAPAS Project Manager

Northeastern University


Email: Info@tapasproject.org

Twitter: @TAPAS_Project

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CFP: Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium

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:

  • introducing undergraduate and graduate students to digital tools and methodologies for research (visualization, data mining, scholarly editing, TEI encoding, mapping, analyzing text, managing data, curating data, building digital exhibits/collections)
  • incorporating digital projects into existing course syllabi
  • advising digital dissertations, theses, or capstone projects
  • training students to work on extracurricular projects
  • collaborating with libraries and/or digital scholarship centers
  • training faculty in digital research, project management, and data curation

Please submit 250-word abstracts and technology requirements to Amanda Koziura (amanda.koziura@case.edu) by  16 July 2014 . Accepted panels, papers, and presentations will be notified by  15 August 2014 . All presenters will be responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

URL: http://library.case.edu/fccoll


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CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15

Dear all,

I’m delighted to announce the CFP of the 3rd term of our Digital
Classicist Seminar in Berlin. Please see below, and kindly forward the
information to all colleagues who might be interested.

On behalf of the Organising Committee,
Fabian Körner.

[with the usual apologies for cross-posting]

(German version below)


CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the third series of
the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by
and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar
[2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological
Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the
winter term of the academic year 2014/15.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to
enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
“Altertumswissenschaften”, to include the ancient world at large, such
as Egypt and the Near East.

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image
processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open
access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other
digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals
addressing the application of these methods to individual projects, and
particularly contributions which show how the digital component can
facilitate the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new
research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to
classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as to
information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research
agenda relevant to at least one of these fields.

Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic
references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 01
August 2014** using the special submission form [4]. Although we do
accept abstracts written in English as well as in German, the
presentations are expected to be delivered in English (when submitting
the same proposal for consideration to multiple venues, please do let
us know via the submission form). The acceptance rate for the first two
seminar series was of 41% (2012/13) and 31% (2014/15).

Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (18:00-19:30)**
from October 2014 until February 2015 and will be hosted by the
Excellence Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both
located in Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of
each seminar, will be finalised and announced in September. As with the
previous series, the video recordings of the presentations will be
published online and we endeavour to provide accommodation for the
speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses. There are plans
to publish papers selected from the first three series of the seminar
as a special issue of the new open access publication from TOPOI [5].

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions
and references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some
references having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”.
The abstract title and author names with affiliations are entered
into the submission system in separate fields.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit
[5] http://journal.topoi.org/


CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

Wir freuen uns, hiermit den Call for Papers für die dritte Reihe des
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin im Wintersemester 2014/15 bekannt
geben zu können [1]. Diese Seminarreihe orientiert sich an dem Digital
Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2] in London und wird vom
Deutschen Archäologischen Institut und dem Excellenzcluster TOPOI in
Berlin veranstaltet.

Sie sind herzlich dazu eingeladen Beiträge einzureichen, welche die
innovative Anwendung moderner digitaler Methoden, Ressourcen und
Techniken in den verschiedensten Bereichen der Altertumswissenschaften
thematisieren. Die Vorträge können beispielsweise folgende
Themenbereiche adressieren: digitale Editionen, Technologien zur
maschinellen Sprachverarbeitung, Bildverarbeitung und Visualisierung,
Linked Data und Semantic Web, Open Access, Raum- und Netzwerk-Analyse
sowie andere digitale oder statistische Methoden. Insbesondere werden
Vorschläge begrüßt, aus denen hervorgeht, wie dank der Anwendung
digitaler Methoden fachübergreifende Fragen beantwortet werden können.
Die im Seminar präsentierten Inhalte sollten sowohl Philologen,
Historiker und Archäologen als auch Informationswissenschaftler und
andere Personen mit wissenschaftlichem Interesse an den genannten
Fragestellungen ansprechen.

Anonymisierte Vorschläge [3] im Umfang von **300-500 Wörtern**
(bibliographische Angaben ausgenommen) können bis spätestens
**Mitternacht (MEZ) am 1. August 2014** über die unten genannte
Webseite hochgeladen werden [4]. Die Zusammenfassung der geplanten
Vorträge in können in deutscher und/oder englischer Sprache eingereicht
werden, jedoch sollen die Vorträge in englischer Sprache gehalten
werden. Bitte teilen Sie uns im Online-Formular mit, ob der gleiche
Vortrag bereits bei anderen Veranstaltungsreihen oder Konferenzen
eingereicht wurde. Die bisherige Quote von akzeptierten Vorschlägen lag
2012/13 bei 41% und 2013/14 bei 31%.

Die Seminare werden von Oktober 2014 bis Februar 2015 **alle 14 Tage
jeweils dienstags um 18.00 – 19.30 Uhr** in den Räumen des
Excellenzclusters TOPOI und dem DAI in Berlin-Dahlem stattfinden. Das
vollständige Programm wird im September bekannt gegeben werden. Wie in
den vergangenen Jahren werden die Seminare aufgezeichnet und als Videos
online bereitgestellt werden. Die Vortragenden sollen so weit wie
möglich bei der Finanzierung ihrer Reise- und Unterkunftskosten
unterstützt werden. Nähere Informationen dazu werden bei der
Veröffentlichung des Programms mitgeteilt. Außerdem ist geplant,
ausgewählte Beiträge der ersten drei Seminarrreihen in einem Band der
neuen Open Access Reihe von TOPOI zu veröffentlichen [5].

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] Die anonymisierte Kurzbeschreibung des geplanten Vortrages sollte
keine Angaben zu Autor(en), Institution(en) und zugehörigen
Publikationen enthalten. Sofern auf eigene Publikationen verwiesen
wird, sollte dies nur durch die allgemeine Referenz “Publikation
des Verfassers” erfolgen. Der bzw. die Autorennamen und die
institutionelle Zugehörigkeit werden zusammen mit dem Titel des
Vortrags durch separate Felder des Online-Formulars erfasst.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit
[5] http://journal.topoi.org/

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DiXiT camp on XML/TEI editing

Dear colleagues,

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!

— please circulate widely! —

XML/TEI for Digital Scholarly Editions – Standards, tools and software, 14 – 19 September 2014, Graz (Austria)

We are very pleased to announce the second DiXiT camp on  XML/TEI for Digital Scholarly Editions – Standards, tools and software funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and run by the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/de/) in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the University of Cologne, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,SynchRO, TEI-C, and Text Grid. The course will be held at the University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität) from 14th to 19th September 2014.

DiXiT is an international network of high-profile institutions that are actively involved in the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions and offers a training and research programme in the multi-disciplinary skills, technologies, theories, and methods of digital scholarly editing. DiXiT is funded under Marie Curie Actions within the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.

The second DiXiT camp will be an intensive training on XML TEI P5 for Digital Scholarly Editions and on standards, tools and software for creating digital editions. It will provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in creating digital editions using the open international encoding standard XML TEI P5. Basics of representing textual phenomena and features for the description, transcription and representation of primary sources will be covered, from data input to publication.

The lectures will be held by experts from the DiXiT partners and will cover the following areas:

·                  General introduction on XML TEI P5

·                  Transcription and editorial interventions

·                  Critical apparatus

·                  Genetic editing

·                  Tools for digital editing

·                  Customization of the TEI schema

·                  Workflow and solutions to create an online presentation out of TEI

·                  Metadata standards

·                  Edition beyond text: image-text-linkage and music editions


Evening lectures on use cases will accompany the morning and afternoon sessions. Besides the Shelly-Godwin Archive (http://shelleygodwinarchive.org), two editing projects from Graz, Hugo von Montfort – the poetic work (http://gams.uni-graz.at/me) and the Moral Weeklies in Romance-speaking Europe (http://gams.uni-graz.at/mws) will serve as examples for different editing scopes.

The DiXiT camp on XML TEI P5 for Digital Scholarly Editions – Standards, tools and software is open to all students registered for postgraduate and in particular doctoral programs (PhD or equivalent) anywhere in the world with basic experience in scholarly editing. The course will strongly focus on practical exercise. We will therefore prefer applications which can bring own material for the exercises. All teaching will be in English.

The course offers 25 positions from which twelve are reserved for DiXiT fellows, leaving 13 vacancies for other applicants. Participants will be required to arrange their own accommodation and travel to Graz, but there will be no fee for the course itself. Some bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation.

For further details and the provisional schedule see http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/de/forschen/dixit/ .

Applications close on 28 July 2014 and early registration is highly recommended. Please use the application form at < http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/de/forschen/dixit/  > and send it to dixit@uni-graz.at.


Best wishes,

Frederike Neuber





Frederike Neuber

DiXiT – Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network


Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

Universität Graz

A-8010 Graz | Merangasse 70


eMail: frederike.neuber@uni-graz.at

tel.: +43 (0)316 380 – 8014

Web: dixit.uni-koeln.de | informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at

Blog: dixit.hypotheses.org

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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 ).

Specifications of the Fellowship

The research project should encompass one or more of the following topics:
- Study, assessment, evaluation, theorization of the integration and possible enhancement of tools in digital editions in general
- Case studies (empirical survey, methodological discussion, sketch for future developments, practical development and implementation) on single fields of tool integration in scholarly editions or editorial work environments, like personalization, rendering of text presentation, image manipulation, transcription, annotation, text analysis, geocoding, lexicon lookup, services for the integration of external knowledge resources (e.g. controlled vocabularies, bibliographic data)
- Visualization of textual relations in scholarly editions using network analysis and visualization tools; connection of editions to tools like Voyant, Juxta-Commons or CollateX etc.

Professional Qualifications

- Relevant doctoral degree (or at least four years of research experience)
- Preferably prior experience with digitization, tools in editing, digital scholarship, scholarly editing.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of German is not required.

Formal Requirements

This position is funded through the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “DiXiT”. For details, see

Applicants must
- be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
- also have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience.
- not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organization (i.e. Germany) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
- be willing to spend up to 3 months of their tenure at the Huygens Institute (Netherlands).

Application Deadline:  15th August 2014

Applications, including a letter of intent, CV, scan of diploma and relevant certificates must be sent by e-mail to

In addition, the mandatory DiXiT application form has to be filled in. It can be found here:
Follow the instructions!

For further information contact the CCeH at
dixit-info@uni-koeln.de or +49 221 470 4056.

Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities / Thomas-Institut
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 – (0)221 – 470 – 4056
Email: franz.fischer@uni-koeln.de



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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.

We would like to bring RIDE to the attention of TEI-L readers, as the
data is TEI encoded and available under CC-BY license.

You can access all reviews at: http://ride.i-d-e.de

You can find out more about the ideas behind RIDE, our methods and
intentions, in the Editorial at: http://ride.i-d-e.de/about/editorial/

We are also looking for contributions. Please see:

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Late-breaking News added to Balisage Program

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:

-  Streamable functions in XSLT 3.0
-  Teaching XQuery to (non-programmer) humanists
-  Making XML easy to work with (an easier API for XML than SAX or DOM)
-  Extending the relevance of XPath
-  Identity Constraints for XML
-  Teaching NIEM-based models to XML and NIEM novices
-  Enabling XML entity reference while protecting against data theft and denial-of-service attacks

The program already included talks about  case studies from government, the standards world, big data, and a web-browser game; change tracking and versioning in XML documents; XSLT streamability; new approaches to overlapping data structures; a discussion of MathML technology and practice; and technical papers covering such topics as: Web Components, XForms for editing, RELAX NG for DITA, an XQuery framework, OWL, identity in XML and JSON, and RDF and the Internet of Things. Now it is a real must for anyone who thinks deeply about markup.

Balisage is the XML Geek-fest; the annual gathering of people who design markup and markup-based applications; who develop XML specifications, standards, and tools; the people who read and write, books about publishing technologies in general and XML in particular; and super-users of XML and related technologies. You can read about the Balisage 2011 conference athttp://www.balisage.net.

** Members of the TEI are eligible for discount registration at
** Balisage 2014 and the pre-conference symposium on HTML5 and XML

Program: http://www.balisage.net/2014/Program.html
Registration: http://www.balisage.net/registration.html
Inquiries: info@balisage.net

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014          mailto:info@balisage.net
August 5-8, 2014                                http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium:  August 4, 2014                 +1 301 315 9631

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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 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.

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RILM to publish MGG Online using TEI-edition of FontoXML

RILM to publish MGG Online using TEI-edition of FontoXML
June 18th, 2014
In 2014 Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler, the publishers of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), entered a long-term partnership with RILM.

Musicology’s foremost reference work
MGG Online will include the content of the 1994–2008 print edition of MGG as well as future updates, revisions, and additions which will be made using the TEI-edition ofFontoXML. Regular updates will guarantee that MGG remains musicology’s foremost reference work. All entries from this widely consulted and cited encyclopedia will be accessible to users through the new online database beginning in 2017.
User-friendly platform
Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler will remain responsible for MGG’s content and will ensure that MGG Online continues to offer up-to-date and authoritative articles. RILM will bring its expertise to bear on the design of the online database and the creation of a user-friendly platform that will be fully equipped with the most advanced search and browse capabilities.
Update, rewrite and produce new articles
The internationally renowned musicologist Professor Dr. Laurenz Lütteken (Zurich) will serve as general editor for MGG Online. Given his wide-ranging expertise, Prof. Lütteken is the ideal content manager; he will work with the publishers’ editorial staff and an international advisory board that will monitor the updating work. Outstanding scholars from all pertinent fields will use FontoXML to update entries, or, if necessary, rewrite them, and will produce new articles. MGG Online will thus maintain the tradition of excellence long associated with MGG, and will become the essential e-resource for international music scholarship.
About MGG
For over half a century the abbreviation MGG has stood for the reference work Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Friedrich Blume was the founding editor of the first edition of MGG, which was published by Bärenreiter from 1949 to 1986. The second edition, edited by Ludwig Finscher, appeared between 1994 and 2008 as a co-production of Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler; it comprises 29 volumes and 25,000 pages, with approximately 20,000 articles written by over 3500 authors from 55 countries. MGG offers well-researched and authoritative texts on almost every aspect of music, as well as numerous professional directories, bibliographies, tables, figures, and indexes. As its original subtitle suggests, MGG is in the fullest sense a universal encyclopaedia of music.

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Job opportunity at NUI Maynooth: Digital Repository of Ireland Developer

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


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

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DH@Madrid Summer School, last call!

Dear colleagues,
This is the last call to announce the DH@Madrid Summer School, which will take place next week at UNED in Madrid. The course can be followed in person or online with videos and online materials available till 7th july. Discounts are available for members of DH associations and also Friends of Museums. Great prices for students are offered too.
If you are interested in Digital Humanities and want to know more about its main topics and trends, this is your course! Last seats available!
More info available at:  www.uned.es/dhmadridsummerschool
Best regards,
Elena González-Blanco
Director of DH@Madrid Summer School
Academic Director of LINHD (Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digltales de la UNED) http://linhd.uned.es

Estimados compañeros:
La semana próxima se celebrará en Madrid, en la UNED el curso de verano “Introducción a las Humanidades Digitales” – “DH@Madrid Summer School”. Se podrá seguir presencialmente u online, en directo y en diferido por vídeo y campus virtual hasta el día 7 de julio. El curso ofrece descuentos para miembros de las asociaciones de Humanidades Digitales y Amigos de los Museos, además de precios especiales para estudiantes de cualquier universidad.
Animamos a inscribirse a todo aquel que tenga interés en conocer con un poco más de detalle las tendencias y los fundamentos de las Humanidades Digitales, ¡últimas plazas disponibles!
Más información en www.uned.es/dhmadridsummerschool
Un saludo cordial,
Elena González-Blanco
Directora de DH@Madrid Summer School
Directora Académica del Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digltales de la UNED http://linhd.uned.es

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Deutsches Textarchiv: Workshop on historicol corpora, Berlin, July 7th 2014

Dear TEI members,

we would like to invite you to the fourth DTA-Workshop, to be held on July 7th 2014, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstr. 22/23, Berlin (Germany).

Title: Aufbau historischer Sprachressourcen: Arbeiten mit den Angeboten des Deutschen Textarchivs
Contact: Deutsches Textarchivwww.deutschestextarchiv.dedta@bbaw.de
Please register until: July 1st, 2014 (no participation fee)

For further information see:

Workshop language: German

Description: Am 7. Juli 2014 veranstaltet das Deutsche Textarchiv (DTA) einen Workshop zum Thema “Aufbau historischer Sprachressourcen: Arbeiten mit den Angeboten des Deutschen Textarchivs”. Der Workshop wendet sich an Nutzerinnen und Nutzer des DTA ebenso wie an Interessierte, die die Angebote des DTA kennenlernen möchten. Es werden bewährte und zum Teil neu im DTA entwickelte Methoden und Hilfsmittel zum Aufbau und zur Analyse von Korpora vorgestellt und deren Anwendung im Rahmen praktischer Übungen eingeübt.

In zwei Themenblöcken werden die Aufbereitung von Ressourcen entsprechend den DTA-Richtlinien einerseits sowie die Arbeit mit den bestehenden DTA-Korpora andererseits näher beleuchtet.

Im Rahmen des ersten Themenblocks werden verschiedene Schritte der TEI/P5-kompatiblen Aufbereitung von Ressourcen gezeigt. Grundlage bilden dabei die im DTA-Basisformat (DTABf) zusammengefassten DTA-Richtlinien zur Transkription und zur Annotation historischer Texte. Ausgehend von verschiedenen Szenarien der Textaufbereitung (bestehende Transkriptionen aus unterschiedlichen Formaten; neue Transkriptionsvorhaben) werden Hinweise zur Zuverlässigkeit von Bildvorlagen und Transkription gegeben, Möglichkeiten der halbautomatischen Konvertierung in das DTA-Basisformat vorgeführt und anhand praktischer Übungen vermittelt; die DTABf-kompatible Textaufbereitung mithilfe des DTA-oXygen-Frameworks DTAoX wird erprobt. Darüber hinaus wird gezeigt, wie mithilfe des DTAE-Metadatenformulars ein TEI-Header mit ausführlichen Metadaten zu einem historischen Dokument erstellt werden kann. Schließlich werden Methoden der Kontrolle und Überarbeitung abgeschlossener XML-Textausgaben innerhalb der Qualitätssicherungsplattform DTAQ (Ticket-System, integrierte XML-/Text-Editoren) vorgestellt.

Der zweite Themenblock widmet sich den Inhalten der linguistischen Analyse im DTA und den Möglichkeiten der wissenschaftlichen Auswertung der DTA-Korpora. Die Teilnehmer/innen erhalten Einblicke in die Nutzung der im DTA verwendeten Suchmaschine DDC, welche die Auswertung des DTA-Gesamtkorpus sowie ausgewählter Teilkorpora in Hinblick auf bestimmte linguistische oder textstrukturelle Merkmale erlaubt. Über die im DTA verfügbaren Möglichkeiten der Visualisierung linguistischer Phänomene wird schließlich gezeigt, welche zusätzlichen Möglichkeiten die Integration von DTA-Korpustexten in die CLARIN-D-Infrastruktur bietet.


Best wishes,
Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Deutsches Textarchiv, www.deutschestextarchiv.de
CLARIN-D, www.clarin-d.de, www.deutschestextarchiv.de/clarin_kupro

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstr. 22/23
10117 Berlin
Raum:   359
Tel.:   +49 (0)30 20370 523
E-Mail: thomas@bbaw.de

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Webinar: Discover what is new in oXygen XML editor 16

Hi all,

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:

Wed, June 18th @ 11 AM EDT
XML development including XSLT Quick Fixes, Saxon CE development, XPath in files and Ant editor:

Wed, June 25th @ 11 AM EDT
XML authoring and publishing including profiling, webhelp skin builder and extending frameworks:

Best Regards,

George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

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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.

  • Creating an authority file for people (personaugraphy) that can incorporate multiple naming structures, including traditional Persian and Arabic names.
  • Creating an authority file for events, that includes basic data about the event–time, place, participants, etc.
  • Creating an authority file for places (gazateer). This will include relative places and figurative places (an example of this is Jabulsa–the mythical city that the Hidden Imam is supposed to live in according to Twelver Shi’ism)
  • Creating an authority file for sources. I would like to use the FRBRoo ontology (perhaps with some modifications) to record info on Works, Expressions, Manifestations, Manifestations Singletons, and Items. In the case of Manifestation Singletons, I will need to record data specific to each copy of the manuscripts available.
  • Creating a controlled vocabulary with subject terms.
  • Setting up a project and linking each text that we encode to these authority files.

Warm regards,
Jacob Hill


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Cultural Literacy in Europe – Call for papers OPEN!

Dear all,

Below is the call for papers for the first conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) - see strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics.
Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations and disseminate the announcement.


Cultural Literacy in Europe

First International Conference – London,  16-18 April 2015

Deadline for submission of proposals:  31 August 2014
Registration will open on  1 July 2014

This international conference will bring together academics interested in the development of Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS) in Europe and beyond, as well as policymakers at European and national level. The language of the Conference will be English.

First set up in 2007 by the European Science Foundation Standing Committee for the Humanities,Cultural Literacy in Europe ran as an ESF-COST synergy 2009-2012 including international interdisciplinary workshops in four areas of LCS research – Cultural memory, Migration & Translation, Electronic textuality and Biopolitics, biosociality and the body. The initial two outcomes were an ESF-COST Science Policy Briefing (http://www.esf.org/hosting-experts/scientific-review-groups/humanities-hum/publications.html - no 48), published in January 2013, and a volume,From Literature to Cultural Literacy (http://us.macmillan.com/fromliteraturetoculturalliteracy/NaomiSegal), coedited by Naomi Segal and Daniela Koleva, published by Palgrave Macmillan in July 2014.

No longer restricted to studying manuscripts, printed books or other language based genres in a philological mode, LCS researchers are now concerned rather with four essential conceptual elements, using them to describe, analyse and evaluate what may broadly be called the symbolic dimension of humanity’s relationship with material reality: textuality, rhetoricity, fictionality, and historicity. These concepts both represent crucial structures and processes at work in cultural objects and at the same time offer key techniques for understanding them. Working often together or in comparative engagement, they indicate ways in which all knowledge, all social activity, can be read.


The Steering Committee of the 2015 Conference invites proposals for individual papers and project presentations.

*** Submission Topics ***

Proposals should refer to one or more of the following areas:

- Current developments and issues in LCS research in any of the four fields:
– Cultural memory;
– Migration & Translation;
– Digital textuality;
– Biopolitics, biosociality and the body.

- How LCS already relates to the social and cultural challenges of 21st-century Europe;
- How LCS can continue to do so in the future.

See also additional ideas for topics: http://cleurope.eu/conference/call-for-papers/call-for-paper-additional-topics/

*** Submission Types ***

Individual papers — These are academic papers. They will be grouped into parallel sessions: each paper will be 15 minutes long followed by questions. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including bibliography).
Project presentations — These are presentations of projects which are successful examples of LCS research with impact on social and cultural challenges. They will be presented in a plenary panel: each presentation will be 10 minutes followed by discussion. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including bibliography).

*** Submission Procedure ***

Proposals must be submitted by  31 August 2014  on-line (link for submission available soon). Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including bibliography).

*** Bursaries ***

A number of Early-Career Bursaries, worth £245 [€300] each, to offset conference expenses, are available, closing date also on  31 August 2014 . To be eligible, applicants must have obtained PhD no more than 8 years ago and with successful viva completed by the time of the conference. You do not need to be giving a paper/project presentation at the conference to be considered for a bursary. See details on how to apply: http://cleurope.eu/conference/bursaries/


Cultural Literacy in Europe is endorsed by severalpartners: ESF, which has funded the project since its inception, the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, hosting the first conference, as well as the Academia Europaea, ALLEA, COST, EADH, ECHIC, HERA, University of Roehampton and Warwick University’s Connecting Cultures Research Priority Programme. If your institution wants to become a partner, please contact us.

Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee:

Dr Arianna Ciula, University of Roehampton (UK)
Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, European Science Foundation (FR)
Dr Daniela Koleva, University of Sofia (BG)
Dr Loredana Polezzi, University of Warwick (UK)
Prof Naomi Segal, Birckbeck (UK)

Please send queries using the contact form: http://cleurope.eu/contact/


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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:


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,

The TEI Critical Edition Toolbox is a tool for people preparing a natively digital TEI critical edition. It offers facilities to display your edition while it is still in the making, and check the consistency of your encoding.

The TEI Critical Edition Toolbox can help you check editions encoded in TEI with the parallel-segmentation method. If you are using a “positive” apparatus, listing all the readings of all the manuscripts in the @wit attributes of the and/or , the application will be able to detect all apparatus entries that do not use all the witnesses listed in a in the header. Simply upload your TEI XML file, then use the options in the Toolbox.

Basic principles

The TEI Critical Edition Toolbox is a simple tool offering an easy visualization for TEI XML critical editions. It especially targets the needs of people working on natively digital editions. Its main purpose is to provide editors with an easy way of visualizing their ongoing work before it is finalized, and also to perform some automatic quality checks on their encoding.


Your edition must be encoded in TEI with the Parallel Segmentation method.
You simply need a recent browser to access the application and upload your XML file (nothing to install).
Simple visualization

Tools like Diple or the Versioning Machine are very efficient for finished editions, but they may not be well adapted to ongoing work. For instance, an ongoing edition is likely to present only app elements with only rdg children, or to present a mix of app elements with only rdg children and others with both a lem and rdg children. Proposing a visualization for such encoding is not easy, because there is no base text (yet).

The TEI Critical Edition Toolbox accepts both types of app elements (rdg only, or lem and rdg), even in the same file. It will display each type slightly differently:

In both cases, the content of lem and rdg are highlighted, with a white background.
When the app contains a lem, only the content of the lem is displayed in the text (in order to make the apparatus lighter and more readable), and the variants appear in a pop-up note. To see the note, simply hover over the ↑ sign just after the content of the lem.
When the app contains only rdg, the content of each is displayed, in the order of appearance in the app. To make the text better readable, curly brackets open and close each series of rdg belonging in the same app. For clarity’s sake, empty readings are materialized with a minus sign, “-”.
When the encoding uses reading groups (rdgGrp), the content of each rdgGrp is displayed between bold double parenthesis. If the rdgGrp contains a lem, its text is underlined.
In the toolbox, you will have the option of showing or hiding the page breaks, either all of them, or for a particular witness. To do so, you will need to have used the witness ID in the @ed of the pb tag.
The page breaks are displayed in a slighly different manner if you choose “all” or only individual witnesses.
If you choose to display all page breaks, they will appear inline, keep the text readable.
If you choose to display pagebreaks for an individual witness, we assume that you are particularly interested in it and we display the page breaks more visibly, with a thin blue line representing each break.

Checking the consistency of your encoding

Encoding a natively digital critical edition with a positive apparatus, where all variants are mentioned for all manuscripts, is a good way to make sure you have not forgotten any reading in any manuscript. This is a useful practice during the preparation of the edition, even if you intend to mention only variants from a default lemma in your final edition.
It is frequent for editors to make mistakes, like introducing a typo in the siglum of a manuscript, or simply forgetting to mention which reading is found in one of the witnesses. This is why critical editions require many proofreading sessions. The TEI Critical Edition Toolbox will not replace those sessions, but it can help you perform consistency checks on your encoding.

Features for editions with a “positive” apparatus

If you have made a “positive” apparatus (all the available witnesses are expressly mentioned in each app), the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox can identify all the apparatus entries wich do not give a reading for each of the witnesses you will have listed in a listWit in the header. To perform this verification, check Highlight apparatus entries that do not use all witnesses? in the Toolbox. The incomplete apparatus entries will be highlighted in red.
You are also offered the option of highlighting only the apparatus entries that do not use a particular witness. This can be useful to avoid noise when you have several unfinished collations. Each witness is assigned a different colour automatically. There are 20 assigned colours, if you have more than 20 witnesses the colour cycle will begin again.

Features for editions with a “negative” apparatus

If you have a “negative” apparatus (defaut text in a lemma without @wit), you can use the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox to highlight apparatus entries that DO mention a particular witness in the variants. In the toolbox, select the witness in the section Highlight apparatus entries that mention a particular witness?.

Other controls

The “Various controls” rubric in the Toolbox lets you select other options which might be useful in both types of encoding: highlighting app entries that contain a lem, or app entries that contain only rdg elements, or app entries where the same witness appears more than once, or where no witness at all is mentionned (probably due to an encoding mistake, in both cases).

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Making Metadata Work

Dear Colleagues,
Making metadata work
Monday 23rd June 2014  - BCS Office, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.
Please don’t forget to book for this popular event before the deadline of  16 June . There are still places for the afternoon session, with an array of first class speakers. See more  at <http://www.iskouk.org/events/metadata_June_2014.htm#introduction>.
The  morning workshop and  tutorial are already full booked. We’re sorry to disappoint anyone who’s missing them, but we hope to repeat the Sharepoint tutorial on another date – possibly  15 Sept  and/or  26 November . Do please let us know if you are interested.
Afternoon meeting on  23 June  (Plenary, 14.00 – 18.00)
Martin White: The importance of metadata for high quality Search
Sean Bechhofer: Wf4Ever: metadata for “Research Objects”
Mark Sandler: Semantic Media: a new paradigm for navigable content for the 21st century
Richard Ranft: Enhancing discovery of the British Library’s audio collections
Antoine Isaac: A portrait of Europeana as a Linked Open Data case (in progress)
Andrew MacFarlane: Analysing creative image search queries to determine important facets.
The speakers and presentations are described in more detail on our website at  <http://www.iskouk.org/events/metadata_June_2014_pm.htm>. As usual there will be more networking, wine and nibbles from 18.00.
Morning options
a) Tutorial: Metadata management in Sharepoint (10.00 -12.00)
While Sharepoint 2013 offers more metadata capabilities than ever before, the range of options can make it hard to implement the most effective way. Management of controlled vocabularies is a particular challenge. This tutorial will enable you to pick the brains of an experienced consultant, Marc Stephenson of Metataxis.
b) Workshop: Vocabularies and the potential for linkage (9.30 – 12.30; now fully booked)
Various approaches to the linkage of value vocabularies (KOSs) and/or element set vocabularies (metadata schemas) will be described by Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche (Fujitsu, Ireland), Dan Brickley (Google), Gordon Dunsire and Stella Dextre Clarke, with emphasis on the opportunities as well as the barriers to widespread adoption. After that is a case study from Johan De Smedt and Agis Papantoniou, both of TenForce, that draws on more than one technique. The subsequent discussion will address the prospects for take-up, aiming to help participants with application or development of similar techniques and projects.
Registration fee and booking
Full day, including lunch and a choice of tutorial or workshop: £120 (or £70 for members of ISKO, IRSG or DCMI and for full-time students);
Afternoon only: £60 (or £25 for members of ISKO, IRSG or DCMI and for full-time students).
ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Founded in 2007, our UK Chapter has been attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meeting series (see slides and recordings at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm). Its third conference was held in July 2013 on the general theme of “Knowledge organization – pushing the boundaries” http://www.iskouk.org/conf2013/.
Established in 1978, the main aim of the BCS IRSG is supporting the communication between information retrieval (IR) researchers and practitioners, promoting the use of IR methods in industry and raising public awareness of IR-related topics. Recognizing IR as an interdisciplinary field, a further aim of the BCS IRSG is to act as a link between computer science, library and information science and also cognate communities (like natural language processing).
About DCMI
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an open, international forum for the development of interoperable online metadata standards with diverse applications. DCMI’s activities include consensus-driven working groups, global conferences and workshops, standards liaison, and educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and practices. DCMI is a project of ASIS&T (the Association for Information Science and Technology).

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