Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.
Northwestern University is pleased to announce a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of Tei Simple, which seeks to lower the entry barriers to working with TEI documents by combining a new highly constrained and prescriptive subset of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines with a a “cradle to grave” processing model that associates the TEI Simple schema with explicit and standardized options for displaying and querying texts. A major driver for this project has been the imminent release into the public domain of some 25,000 TEI-encoded texts from Early English Books Online (EEBO), but the project aims more broadly at creating a friendlier and more interoperable environment for working with digital surrogates of books in European languages from the Early modern period into the 20th century.
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.