Christian Wittern wrote:
> Jamie Norrish <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > So our question is, where should these figure elements best
> be placed
> > within the teiHeader - assuming that it's considered
> suitable to put
> > them there at all.
> I would argue that, since the page scans are alternate
> representations of the whole text, they do not belong into
> the TEI file at all. As I understand it, this is exactly the
> kind of problem, that the METS (Metadata Encoding and
> Transmission Standard, cf.
> http;//www.loc.gov/standards/mets/) is trying to adress. As
> to your specific question, you might find, among other
> things, Richard Gartners presentation "METS and TEI", which
> he gave at this years ACH/ALLC meeting showing one way to do
> this. His presentation can be found at
Thanks for that Christian! Richard Gartner's presentation is very clear
Is anyone else using this METS this way with page-scan images?
Another related matter is linking multi-media objects to TEI documents.
It seems to me that METS might be used to link e.g. MP3 audio files to
sections of TEI text, or even video files. I don't know much about METS,
but does this seem like a reasonable idea? I imagine that we could use
embedded SMIL to integrate such multimedia, too, but would this
reasonably extend to e.g. embedding interactive objects such as flash
Or, if we wanted to use TEI P5 as a more general web-authoring language,
should we instead try to extend it in the direction of adding
multi-media elements, along the lines of DocBook's <mediaobject>? Or
should we just use DocBook for such purposes? :-)
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