An introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative

27 October 2016 10.00am 4.30pm

Venue:

Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

James Cummings, Pip Willcox

Contact:

pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

This two-day workshop balances introductory-level lectures with hands-on practical sessions to introduce and survey the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for the creation of digital text.

You don't need any previous experience with digital text or markup: we provide introductions to markup, XML, and the infrastructure of the TEI P5 Guidelines. The TEI Guidelines are suitable for encoding any sort of text, in any language or writing system, but examples will mostly been drawn from projects the tutors have worked on.

The workshop covers general metadata, the transcription and description of manuscripts, and metadata concerning the names of people, places, and organizations. This is aimed at beginners, and the workshop alternates between lectures surveying a topic and hands-on practicals giving you a chance to practise what you have learned. There will also be time for discussion of the participants own projects.

Equipment

Attendees are requested to bring a laptop with the latest version of oXygen XML Editor. As a member of the University, using your Single Sign-On you can download this software and the required licence free of charge, via IT Services' Software Registration and Download. If you cannot bring a laptop with you, please let us know before the day.

Booking

This event is free but places are limited so please contact Pip Willcox (pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk) to book a place in advance.

This event is listed under: Masterclasses; Free events
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