Introduction to TEI

University of Guelph
04–05 May 2017

Syd Bauman and Sarah Connell
Digital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University Libraries


― Thu, 04 May ―

Session 0 10:00–10:15 Introdcutions, logistics, etc.
Session 1 10:15–11:15 Introduction to Text Encoding (slides: HTML, TEI)
11:15–11:30 break
Session 2 11:30–13:00 Essentials of XML (slides: HTML, TEI)
13:00–14:00 lunch!
Session 3 14:00–15:30 Basics of TEI markup (slides: HTML, TEI)
Session 4 15:30–17:00 Using oXygen and hands-on encoding practice (see “Download Instructions for Exercise Materials”)
16:55–17:05 audience vote on session 9

― Fri, 05 May ―

Session 5 09:00–09:15 Questions and (maybe) Answers
Session 6 09:15–10:30 Advanced encoding features (slides: HTML, TEI)
10:30–10:45 break
Session 7 10:45–12:00 Metadata and Contextual Information (TEI header template, slides: HTML, TEI)
12:00–13:00 lunch!
Session 8 13:00–14:30 CSS (slides, which we may well not use: HTML, TEI); then start of Joint Encoding Project
14:30–14:45 break
Session 9 14:45–15:45 audience choice: continue Joint Encoding Project.
Wrap-up 15:45–16:00 How to participate in the TEI and find out more (slides: HTML, TEI)

Joint Encoding Project

Each of you will claim a review from The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, and encode it; we will then try to combine them into one TEI document for “publication”.

Start by downloading this starter file, and putting it in your TEI_exercise/content/ directory, and renaming it to start with your initials and an underscore (e.g., SB_Monthly_Review.xml for Professor Susan Brown). Then change lines 16 & 17 to be your name and “TEI encoding of” whatever part you work on. Then add an @xml:id attribute to the one and only <div> that is just your initials. (e.g. xml:id="SB"). Then transcribe and encode your review inside said <div> (you can delete the silly comment).

We will collect all the encoded snippets at the end of the session and see if we can produce a web-publishable version.

Other choices were:

  • Customizing the TEI
  • XML publication tools
  • more hands-on encoding
  • Workflow
  • Overview of XPath
  • Encoding of manuscripts
  • Rendition and figures
  • Case studies


Materials for Download

The resource page has links to all the slide sets (whether used in this seminar or not), interesting web sites we may have shown, and useful TEI links