How to make a digital edition: an introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative

16 February 2017 17 February 2017


Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)


James Cummings, Pip Willcox


Pip Willcox


Research Technology Consultation, IT Services and the Centre for Digital Scholarship offer a course introducing the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for creating digital texts. This two-day workshop balances introductory-level lectures with hands-on practical sessions to introduce and survey the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative for 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. It 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 participants' own projects.


Participants 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.


Please note that this workshop is open to members of the University of Oxford only.

Please email Pip Willcox ( to register your place.

This event is listed under: Workshops; Free events
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