Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 186.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 07:44:26 -0700
From: Syd Bauman <Syd_Bauman@Brown.edu>
Subject: Announcement of TEI training at the Memebers' Meeting
A pre-meeting TEI workshop will be held the day before the Members'
Meeting in Chicago (see http://www.tei-c.org/Publicity/chicago.html
for information on the TEI Members' Meeting). Here is the information
about the workshop itself.
This training session will use a case study model to provide advice
and discussion on specific topics in text encoding, based on real-
world problems supplied by the participants. The session is aimed at
those responsible for designing their project's encoding system. It
will provide a valuable opportunity to take a focused look at a par-
ticular problem or set of problems, in a group of knowledgeable peers
guided by TEI experts. Participants are expected to have some basic
familiarity with the TEI. The session will focus on the encoding of
literary and cultural documents, interpreted broadly.
The session will last from 1 to 6 pm on Thursday, October 10. Each
participant will be asked to bring a problem or encoding challenge
from their own project. The session will begin with a general discus-
sion of the topics raised, followed by focused attention to each
particular case in turn. The instructors will address each partici-
pant's questions in depth and also draw comparisons among the projects
represented. The goal of the session will be not only to answer the
participants' specific questions, but also to place them in the con-
text of issues such as retrieval, data interchange, and long-term
project goals. Any issues that are still unresolved at the end of the
session may be discussed further with the instructors via email.
The session can accommodate a maximum of 20 participants, and will be
led by three instructors. The instructors are Julia Flanders, Director
of the Women Writers Project; Syd Bauman, North American Editor of the
TEI; and Terry Catapano, Electronic Text Manager at the New York
The deadline for applications is September 20, and you will be
notified by September 24 whether or not you have been accepted. While
applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis,
in the event there are more applicants than can be accommodated,
Consortium members and subscribers will be given preference over
non-members. The fee for the session is $50 for TEI members and
subscribers, and $100 for non-members.
To apply, please send the following information to
* Your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number
* The project you work with (a URL would be helpful)
* A paragraph describing your project's work (the materials you're
encoding, the audience you're serving, the aims of your encoding)
* A paragraph describing the particular encoding problem you wish to
bring to the session.
If your application is accepted, you will also be asked to send an
encoded sample and a copy of your DTD.
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