Half-day Workshop

Title: How to create a digital edition: a beginner’s guide to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).  

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Pip Willcox 
Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries and Co-director of the annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School University of Oxford

Aim of workshop

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

Workshop format and participants

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.

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 tutor has worked on.

Specific topics that will be covered:

  • The workshop covers general metadata,
  • the transcription and description of manuscripts,
  • metadata concerning the names of people, places, and organizations, publishing, licensing, and archiving digital content.
  • There will be time for discussion of your own projects.