It will be great to stay in contact with you. It will be most useful
for us to learn from your experiences, and we are very willing to
share whatever challenges and solutions we will face in due course.
We are not in hurry regarding the prototypes, so that would be
wonderful, thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing your prototypes.
Enjoy the holiday and the great weather! --- We are having good
weather in the UK too, which is very unusual...
Many thanks and best wishes,
On 28 May 2012 07:34, Andreas Berger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Takako,
> after reading your last mail, it occured to me that our projects indeed seem
> to take a very similiar approach to the problem. It would probably be most
> useful for both sides to stay in contact and compare our experiences and
> solutions in the process of developement.
> As for our description prototypes, I´ll gladly share them with you. Since I
> probably won`t be near a computer today - its a holiday in Germany and the
> weather is surprisingly fine - and would like to make a commented version of
> the files for you, you`d receive them tomorrow, if that`s ok for you?
> Best wishes,
>> Dear Andreas,
>> Thank you very much for sharing the information about your project.
>> The way you are distinguishing the incunabula-specific part and the
>> singular physical object makes sense. I think our project may take a
>> similar method -- we are going to create edition-specific descriptions
>> and copy-specific descriptions.
>> It would be very helpful if I could see the prototypes of our
>> description files. I am particularly interested to see how you are
>> linking them using xml:ids. Would you mind sharing the prototypes with
>> our project, please? We will of course acknowledge your help.
>> Many thanks and best wishes,
>> On 21 May 2012 14:23, Andreas Berger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> as a member of the DARE-project already mentioned by Thorsten Schassan,
>>> I´d just like to fill in some infos about our work-in-progress-solution for
>>> incunabula-descriptions via TEI.
>>> Basically, we are trying to do our descriptions with the present set of
>>> the tools offered by the TEI - its a workaround at best, you all know the
>>> problems, but we think we found a maybe primitive, but possible solution, at
>>> least for our incunabula content, which is of limited complexity and
>>> Our core idea is to distinguish between the singular physical object
>>> which is the printed book, and its printing series which is referred to e.g.
>>> by the GW. - So, the Volume 1 of the aristotelean Organon which is located
>>> at the Albertus-Magnus-Institute in Bonn, there given the signature YM 22,
>>> would be described in one TEI description file, basically like a manuscript,
>>> a singular physical object. - The parts of a description refering to it
>>> being a part of a series of printings (in this case the Junta-Edition of
>>> Aristotles works, Venice 1562) would be done in a separate file. Both files
>>> would be linked via unique xml:ids.
>>> This second file contains not only as the bibliographical description
>>> given by the GW or the IStC, but also acts like a hub, since the
>>> descriptions of other singular physical objects belonging to this printing
>>> series (e.g. Volume 2 from Bonn, or maybe the volumes of the same series
>>> kept in Berlin or London) could be linked via this file, too.
>>> So, we split the incunabula-specific part from the description of the
>>> singular object and link both levels using attributes. Several other
>>> problems of manifestation/expression could occur (some, like the possibilty
>>> of one physical object including parts from several printing series, are
>>> solved) - we are still beta-testing our method, but thus far it seems to be
>>> a basic, but useful workaround.
>>> I´d be glad to share the prototypes of our description files and/or our
>>> experiences with anyone who might find them useful. One last request: please
>>> don`t use our project homepage as reference to our current state-of-the-art
>>> for incunabula description, since it is not ;) we do have some nice scans
>>> there, but the infrastructure for their description is, as I said, still in
>>> the laboratory phase.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Andreas Berger
>>> Andreas Berger, M.A.
>>> D.A.R.E. - Digital Averroes Research Environment
>>> Universität zu Köln / University of Cologne
>>> Universitätsstraße 22
>>> 50 923 Köln / Cologne, Germany
>>> Tel. +49 - (0)221 - 470 2985
>> Takako Kato
>> [log in to unmask]
>> School of English
>> University of Leicester
>> University Road
>> Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
> Andreas Berger, M.A.
> DARE - Digital Averroes Research Environment
> Universität zu Köln / University of Cologne
> Universitätsstraße 22
> 50 923 Köln / Cologne, Germany
> Tel. +49 - (0)221 - 470 2985
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