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1. Introduction

This course is designed to give a brief introduction to the TEI, specifically concentrating on manuscript description. It concentrates primarily on using manuscript materials for examples where possible and teaching a customised form of the ENRICH subset of the TEI.

Participants will use the oXygen XML editor for practical exercises.

2. Course Structure

Table 1. Day One
09.30 - 10.00 Introduction to the Course, Markup, and XML (PDF) SR
10.00 - 10.30: Introduction to the TEI (PDF) SR
11.00 - 11.30Exercise: Document Description Text
11.30 - 12.15 Introduction to TEI Manuscript Description (PDF) JC
12.15 - 12.45Introduction to the oXygen XML Editor (PDF) JC
12.45 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 14.30Exercise: A basic <msDesc> Text
14.30 - 15.00The TEI Core Elements (PDF) SR
15.00 - 15.30 The TEI Header (PDF) JC
16.00 - 16.45Exercise: An <msDesc>in Context Text
16.45 - 17.00Feedback and discusssion

Table 2. Day Two
09.30 - 10.00Transcription and Representation of Primary Sources (PDF) JC
10.00 - 10.30Exercise: Adding a TranscriptionText
11.00 - 11.45Facsimile (PDF) SR
11.45 - 12.15 Non-Standard Characters and Glyphs (PDF) SR
12.15 - 12.45 Feedback and discussion
12.45 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 14.30Names, Dates, People and Places (PDF) JC
14.30 - 15.00Exercise: Marking Names, People and Places Text
15.30 - 16.30TEI Guidelines and Other Resources (PDF) JC
16.30 - 17.00Final discussion

3. Essential links

TEI: Text Encoding Initiative
TEI Guidelines TOC
TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange
ENRICH TEI profile schema
DTD; RELAX NG (compact); RELAX NG (XML); W3C Schema (also needs xml.xsd)
ENRICH TEI profile documentation
English, HTML; English, PDF (HTML needs odd.css and tei.css)
documentation (PDF); documentation (HTML); RELAX NG schema; RELAX NG schema (compact)

4. Course Materials

Course Materials (downloadable as a zip archive), including the slides of the talks and all exercises are made available here for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution License. But please also tell us as well!

TEI @ Oxford. Date: February 2010
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