This semester we will be opening up our Collaborative TEI group to the wider Boston College and digital humanities community. This group is interested in developing an understanding of transcription and encoding standards using the TEI XML-based schema. Those interested in using other schemas, such as the MEI are also welcome to participate. Currently, we are uploading all of our learning docs and texts into the TAPAS Project, where you can immediately render and view your files.
We will have a monthly meet-up during which we encourage you to bring a text or document that you are interested in transcribing and encoding. We will spend the 1.5 hours working alongside each other in an environment that embraces discussion and questions. The purpose of this group is not to provide instruction at each session—although there may be opportunities for this—but rather to foster a learning community around the application of XML encoding standards, specifically TEI.
If you are interested in joining us, please register in advance. Also, we ask that you bring your own laptop and install a text editor that recognizes and validates XML (such as Oxygen XML or Atom). We will meet in the Digital Studio open conference area. If you would like to schedule a consultation outside of this group, please contact Anna Kijas, Digital Scholarship Librarian, anna.kijas at bc.edu.