CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue
Submission deadline: May 31, 2015.
The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (JTEI, <http://jtei.revues.org/>) is now soliciting contributions for its 2014 Conference Issue. We invite all presenters from the 2014 Conference in Evanston to submit articles based on their presentations through the submission process on journal.tei-c.org:
Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?
Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?
Come and learn how to apply the TEI Simple processing model to your data under the guidance of TEI SIMPLE experts. Check if you can achieve your publishing goals within a TEI Simple infrastructure.
We will give a basic introduction to the rationale behind TEI Simple and the tools that have been developed, and then spend the rest of the day working through participant’s material and texts from TEI Simple reference corpora.
The goal of the workshop is to test the TEI Simple framework on real life projects and with real editors, assessing not only whether it is complete and powerful enough, but also how easy it is to use for editors and developers working with TEI documents.
TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections
The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 2015. To register for the Hackathon you must first submit a brief application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to registering for the ‘workshop’ on the http://dh2015.org/ website. You’ll be notified by 15 May (if not before) of your acceptance on the hackathon.
The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) are widely used for creating resources, but there is little standardisation across multiple projects for querying, searching, and analysing TEI-encoded texts. Developers unfamiliar with the TEI often approach the development of TEI processing systems either with trepidation or ignorance of potential complications. This unconference-style Hackathon is open either to developers with very little TEI experience (but significant programming skills) or experts in the TEI (with a little programming experience), or people who have both. It is not a training workshop!
There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop, but you will be expected to work in groups to program something useful. Applications to join the Hackathon should be completed online http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 at before 1 May. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 May. Late applications will be considered if there is space.
Cultural Heritage Markup:
Using Markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural heritage materials: a Balisage pre-conference symposium
Monday August 10, 2015
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
Markup and markup technologies are used in a wide variety of cultural heritage projects by linguists, students of literature, librarians, historians, curators, and others. Markup is used behind the scenes in archives, libraries, and museums to create and store metadata and the textual content of a wide variety of materials both textual and artefactual. We want to know how you or your project are using markup to preserve, analyse, disseminate, or curate materials of long-term value to society.
EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015
We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London,April 20-24, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.
Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is going to be larger than any previous issue, and so we are publishing it on a “rolling” basis as articles are completed. The first two articles have now been published on the Journal site, just as you were looking around for something good to read in your vacation:
Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli:
Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema
Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese:
Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions
Many thanks to our guest editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti, for their work on this issue, alongside the rest of the team (John Walsh, General Editor, and Ron Van den Branden, Technical Editor).
Many more articles from this issue will be appearing over the next couple of months. Also, don’t forget the Call for Papers for Issue 9 which is currently open:
Best wishes for the holidays,
(Managing Editor, JTEI)
[This is posted on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Please reply to the contact address below]
SEEKING TEI CONSULTANT
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (WWPL) has an archive of 8,000+ documents which have been published on the Library’s eLibrary, using an older (P4) and not entirely compliant TEI schema for XML encoding of the documents. The WWPL is planning to republish these documents and add to this archive and seeks to hire a skilled TEI practitioner to consult with WWPL and other collaborators in this republication project, and devise a new document template that will be TEI P5–compliant. WWPL wants to preserve the searching functionality afforded by the current schema, while bringing it up to date with current best practices.
The project would require analysis of the current encoding practices in order to create a crosswalk between them and a recommended customization of TEI P5 (using the standard modules insofar as possible and extensions where necessary, and including the recently approved <correspDesc> addition to the TEI Header), along with documentation of the changes and any necessary guidelines for future encoding of new documents.
We would ask that after reviewing the materials, you would be prepared to quote a price for the work (payment will be in US dollars; US citizenship not required).
If you are interested in taking on this work, please email a description of your relevant experience or training and (if possible) a copy of your CV and a list of two or three references to the following address:
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library