[XML4Lib] COURSE: XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts

Roy Tennant tennantr at oclc.org
Fri Mar 18 00:46:45 EDT 2011

Posted on behalf of the Rare Book School. Please do not respond to me.
However, I can¹t resist an editorial comment. What David Seaman doesn¹t know
about this topic is not worth knowing. You will be in very, very good hands
should you decide to enroll.

Rare Book School is currently accepting applications for XML in Action:
Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts, taught by David Seaman. The
course is a practical exploration of the creation, preservation, and use of
electronic texts and their associated images in the humanities, with a
special focus on Special Collections materials. This course is aimed
primarily (although not exclusively) at librarians, publishers, and scholars
keen to develop, use, publish, and control electronic texts for library,
research, scholarly communication, or teaching purposes.

The week will center around the creation of a set of archival-quality etexts
and digital images (texts such as 18th and 19th century letters, which are
short enough to allow each participant to take an entire document
through all its creation stages during the course). Topics include: XML
tagging and conversion; using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines;
Unicode; metadata issues (including a discussion of METS and Open Archives
Initiative harvesting), project planning and funding; and the manipulation
of XML texts using stylesheets for re-publishing HTML, in ebook formats, and
in PDF.

Applicants need to have some experience with the tagging of HTML documents.
In their personal statement, they should assess the extent of their present
knowledge of the electronic environment, and outline a project to which they
hope to apply the skills learned in this course.

The course takes place 4-8 July in Charlottesville, VA. Applications are
available online at <http://www.rarebookschool.org/applications/>

[This course is a revised version of "Introduction to Electronic Texts and
Images", which ran from 1995-2009.]

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