Introduction to Text Encoding
Instructor: John Russell
Dates: May 2-27, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
This course will introduce students to text encoding according to the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. Why should you care about text
encoding or the TEI Guidelines? The creation of digital scholarly texts is
a core part of the digital humanities and many digital humanities grants
and publications require encoding texts in accordance with the TEI
Guidelines. Students in this course will learn about the use-cases for text
encoding and get a basic introduction to the principles of scholarly
editing before moving on to learning some XML basics and creating a
small-scale TEI project using the XML editor oXygen. We will not cover
(beyond the very basics) processing TEI, and students interested in
learning about XSLT and/or XQuery should turn to the LJA courses offered on
those subjects. Participants should have some experience with digital
humanities, as this course is intended as a follow up to the Introduction
to Digital Humanities for Librarians course.
- A basic understanding of digital scholarly editing as an academic
- Knowledge of standard TEI elements for encoding poetry and prose.
- Some engagement with more complex encoding practices, such as working
- An understanding of how librarians have participated in text encoding.
- Deeper engagement with digital humanities practices.
John Russell is the Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and
Information at Pennsylvania State University. He has been actively involved
in digital humanities projects, primarily related to text encoding, and has
taught courses and workshops on digital humanities methods, including
"Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians."
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as
long as it is not full). The "Register" button on the website goes to our
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Library Juice Academy
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Sacramento, CA 95818
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