At the Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies of the Royal
Academy of Dutch Language and Literature (Belgium) we're currently
working on a set of on-line TEI tutorials, branded 'TEI by Example'
which will become available in Fall 2006. The work is sponsored by
King's College London and the project is managed by Melissa Terras
(SLAIS-UCL) and myself. Project officer is Ron Van den Branden. I copy
from the project description:
The aims of the project are:
* the creation and on-line delivery of a TEI by example course for
teaching TEI in higher education and workshops.
* the creation and on-line delivery of a software toolkit for
teaching text encoding
* the documentation of the methodology, workflow and findings of the
project in a project report
The deliverables of the project are:
* on-line tutorials TEI by example
* a printable PDF version of the tutorials TEI by example
* an on-line software toolkit for text encoding
* a downloadable CD-ROM image for burning off-line toolkits for use
by course participants
* a project report which could be published in the project reports
section of LLC or DHQ, and on the ALLC website
The deliverables will be published and hosted by CCH (King's College
London) under endorsement by the ALLC.
Please consult <http://www.teibyexample.org> for the latest on the
project or contact Ron at <[log in to unmask]> for suggestions,
questions, comments, examples etc.
Doug Cooper wrote:
> Surely I am not the only lurker on this list who is wondering when
> somebody will get around to writing a TEI Cookbook, complete with
> images of an original text on the left, and one -- or better yet, a
> comparison between two or more -- TEI realizations on the right.
> This would go a long way to addressing the problem I think many
> of us in the lurker community have with TEI: it's not that you can't
> figure out a way to do things; rather, it's that as soon as you see one,
> you realize there's another and another, and eventually become too
> worried about setting off on the wrong foot to even get started.
> (And believe me: reading this list just makes matters worse!)
> Given the amount of money going into state-sponsored projects
> that use TEI, the tremendous value of a TEI Cookbook in helping
> to establish normative / prescriptive usage standards, and the ever-
> increasing focus on project evaluation, I just gotta think that there's
> an NEH or NSF grant just waiting out there for this kind of effort.
> Alternatively, I for one would be happy to put fifty bucks into the
> for a pre-order, or pony up the grand sum of $US100 for the right to
> specify the topic example of one entry. Surely there's another thousand
> of us lurking on the list who feel the same way ;-)
> Doug Cooper
Associate Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing
University of Antwerp - CDE
Dept. of Literature
edward dot vanhoutte at kantl dot be