Thank you Grace! That's exactly what I was hoping someone would say --
and, by the way, if you (or someone else) wants to work on enhancing the
metadata on that freely available website, or on persuading more of the
projects listed there to make some sample TEI data freely available from
the site, I know that the TEI Board would love to hear from you! Maybe
the SIG on TEI in Libraries would be interested too.
Grace Wiersma wrote:
> I'd like to add a caveat and question to this thread.
> For the benefit of the wider language resources and digital libraries
> movements, I would plead that the TEI community avoid tailoring lists of
> examples/illustrations as private communications to any particular digital
> library vendor. Helping one powerful vendor to bring a TEI-conformant and
> Unicode-aware product to market could create difficulties for researchers
> who, for lack of resources or because of their affiliation, do not have
> access to that particular DL product.
> There are already pointers/references to 126 "Projects Using the TEI"
> (freely available at http://www.tei-c.org/Applications). I wonder why the
> existing metadata could not be captured and exploited to provide a working
> union catalog of TEI-encoded texts, illustrating a diverse range of document
> types, and as much of the full Unicode standard as is currently known to be
> implemented, and then made searchable from the TEI Consortium site, to
> provide an open information resource for software developers, digital
> library projects, & diverse independent researchers.
> Isn't someone interested in doing this?
> Grace Wiersma
> Cataloging & Metadata Services
> MIT Libraries
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John A. Walsh
> Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 2:54 PM
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> Subject: Re: Typical TEI files
> Hi all,
> I'd like to advise the TEI community to respond broadly to this
> request from DiMeMa, Inc. CONTENTdm is widely used in the library
> communities, and it would be a great help to the TEI community to
> have good support in CONTENTdm for TEI. Ideally, we can supply them
> with plenty and diverse documents, so they are aware that the TEI
> world, even the library TEI world, is not restricted to TEI Lite. It
> would also be useful to send them examples representing a variety of
> languages/scripts with lots of non-Latin Unicode ranges represented.
> I'll be sending examples from our Swinburne Archive and other
> projects and encourage others to participate in this effort.
> | John A. Walsh
> | Associate Director for Projects and Services, Digital Library Program
> | Associate Librarian, University Libraries
> | Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of English
> | Indiana University, 1320 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
> | Voice:812-855-8758 Fax:812-856-2062 <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> On Mar 1, 2006, at 12:50 PM, Lou's Laptop wrote:
>>The TEI Applications page http://www.tei-c.org/Applications/ is
>>probably the best place to start looking for such materials.
>>Peter MacDonald wrote:
>>>DiMeMa, Inc., the developers of CONTENTdm, which is a popular
>>>digital collection management system, has shown an interest in
>>>supporting documents encoded in TEI. They asked me to send them
>>>some examples of TEI-encoded documents for their developers to
>>>The only TEI-encoded documents I have to send them from my own
>>>collection are some manuscript letters and some journal articles.
>>>I am not very experienced in TEI encoding and hesitate to send
>>>them my own files.
>>>I'd really like to send them a link to a more "official" set of
>>>TEI-encoded pages that can demonstrate to DiMeMa the wide range of
>>>document types that can be encoded in TEI and that have been
>>>encoded by experienced users of the TEI.
>>>Can anyone point me to such a page or Web site?
>>>If not, I guess I could just send them links to guidelines such as
>>>or, point them to pages from the TEI P4 guidelines that discuss
>>>various kinds of documents:
>>>http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/DS.html (default structure)
>>>http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/TE.html (terminological databases)
>>>FYI: DiMema's Home page: http://www.dimema.com/index.html
>>>Library Information Systems Specialist
>>>Hamilton College Library
>>>315 859-4578 (fax)