Are you planning to attend the TEI Member's Meeting in November, and
do you have a cool TEI tool to share? If so, then consider sharing
your expertise in the proposed panel session, below:
There is more than one way to get there from here: A TEI panel
This panel session provides attendees with opportunities to learn
the many ways TEI documents are created, maintained, and
presented within our community.
For example, TEI documents might be created using a plain text
editor, an XML editor, through the interactive use of a database
application, or a combination of any of these technologies. For
storage they can be saved to a file system, parsed into a
relational database, dumped into a native XML database, or fed
directly to an indexer. Like any XML document, they can be
validated and transformed into other formats using any number of
tools on any number of platforms. Search and display is still
another matter. Query the storage system directly or feed them to
an indexer to take advantage of the system's search engine logic.
Maybe search is not even necessary and browse is suffice.
Moreover, the interface(s) to the content do not necessarily need
to be oriented only to humans; machine-to-machine interfaces such
as OAI and SRU may be apropos. The distribution medium may be
digital or physical. Digital mediums may take the form of HTML
displays or PDF documents. Physical mediums may be printed books
or packaged CD-ROMs. Obviously there is more than one way to get
there from here, and this panel session presents the paths some
of our community have taken to get where they are going.
Many of us are creating and distributing TEI files using numerous
technologies. Tell us what you are doing. Inquiring minds would like
If you are interested, then please contact me, Eric Morgan, sooner
rather than later and we will see what we can do. Okay?
Eric Lease Morgan
Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture Department
University Libraries of Notre Dame