(please redistribute to anyone interested)
Are you interested in the future of the Text Encoding Initiative
meta-schema documentation language 'ODD'? Do you want to help
design its future? Do you see better ways for it to be
accomplishing what it does? Are you going to be at the Digital
Humanities 2012 conference in Hamburg this summer?
On the Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 of July 2012, immediately
following the DH2012 conference, the TEI Technical Council is
running an open meeting on "The Future of TEI ODD". This meeting
will discuss some of the current problems with the TEI ODD
language which underlies the schemas created for any use of the
TEI. It will discuss where we want this language to go in the
future and how it might be possible to implement these changes.
This is not a workshop or training session, but a mostly
theoretical discussion for those with an interest in the
underlying infrastructure of the TEI, its Guidelines, and the way
customisations are implemented on how this should be dealt with
in the next version of the TEI ODD language.
I've put up an almost entirely empty agenda at:
It is intended that the participants will help to fill out this
agenda as the meeting approaches. That page also has a
participants list of those who have already agreed to attend this
If you are interested and able to attend, then please add your
name to the bottom of the participants list! (This will help us
get an idea of numbers.) If you have issues that you want to make
sure we discuss, describe them in more detail on the ODD-dev on
the TEI wiki:
We also have a panel session during the conference on the Future
of TEI ODD
on Wednesday 18 July 11:00-12:30. This will cover the background
to some of the issues we will be discussing, so I recommend
attending this if possible.
Details of the precise location for the meeting at the conference
site will be given closer to the date.
Hope to see you there,
Chair of TEI Technical Council
Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford