Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application

May 26–30, 2008
University of Victoria
Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman, Instructors

Day 1: Monday 26 May 2008

Session 1: 09:30–12:00
Introduction to Text Encoding

Session 2: 13:30–16:00
Encoding Practice

  • Hands-on practice

Day 2: Tuesday 27 May 2008

Session 3: 08:30–12:00
Document Analysis and Advanced Encoding

  • Document analysis: lecture (JF) and exercise (JF, SB)
  • More encoding concepts (JF) TEI Source, HTML
  • Advanced encoding topics (JF) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands-on practice

Session 4: 13:30–16:00
Metadata and Contextual Information

  • Introduction to the TEI header (JF, SB) Sample header (choose "view source" if necessary to see markup)
  • Encoding contextual and interpretive information (JF, SB) TEI Source, HTML Encoded sample
  • Hands-on: create header for sample documents

Day 3: Wednesday 28 May 2008

Session 5: 08:30–12:00
Customizing and Using the TEI

  • Understanding the TEI schema (SB)
  • Extending and customizing the TEI (SB) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands on: create your own customization for sample documents

Session 6: 13:30–16:00
Publication Tools

  • Hands-on: continue encoding of sample documents with customized schema
  • Overview of TEI publication methods and tools (SB) TEI Source, HTML
  • Introduction to CSS (SB) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands-on: create a CSS stylesheet

Day 4: Thursday 29 May 2008

Session 7: 08:30–12:00
Transformations with XSLT

  • Basic concepts of XSLT (SB)
  • Hands-on: associate and run a stylesheet on sample documents

Session 8: 13:30–16:00
Case Study

  • Case study: Women Writers Project (JF, SB)
  • Planning for final presentation
  • Hands-on: complete encoding of sample documents with customized schema

Day 5: Friday 30 May 2008

Session 9: 08:30–12:00

  • Final questions and answers
  • How to get involved in the TEI (JF) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands-on