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An intensive introduction to markup and the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative

1. Abstract

This 1 day workshop will give you a practical introduction to markup using the oXygen XML Editor as well as an intensive introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative. This will introduce concepts of markup, XML, and the TEI framework before introducing the recommendations for how a variety of textual phenomena can be recorded. Special attention will be focussed on the recommendations for the transcription, editing, and description of manuscripts and early-printed books, as well as the support for prosopography and information about places.

2. Aims of the Course

  • To introduce the concept of markup and XML encoding
  • Provide hands-on experience in using TEI XML markup (using the oxygen XML editor)
  • Intensively survey the basics of the TEI scheme, its assumptions and organisation
  • Survey some of the conventions for manuscript transcript and description
  • Expose students to the support for prosopographical markup.

3. Course Timetable

Time Workshop Activity
9:00am - 10:30am Talk 1: An introduction to Markup, XML, TEI, and the oXygen XML editor
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:45am Talk 2: Basic TEI Structure and Core Elements
11:45am - 12:30pm Exercise 1: Creating an XML File, making it a TEI File
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm Talk 3: An Overview of TEI Metadata
2:15pm - 2:45pm Exercise 2: Improving a <teiHeader>
2:45pm - 4:00pm Talk 4: Manuscript Transcription and Description with the TEI
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:00pm Talk 5: Names, People, and Places with their States, Traits, and Events
5:00pm - 5:30pm Talk 6: TEI Customization, Tools, and Community
5:30pm - Optional Discussion / Advice

4. Materials

Please download IntroToTEI.zip in which you exercises, materials, spoliers. All licensed CC+BY.

James Cummings. Date: 19 January 2016
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