Since I'm almost entirely a lurker here, I'll introduce myself: I work
at the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre alongside Conal Tuohy,
developing our topic-map based Cocoon delivery of TEI documents, and in
particular in the last year on our new authority control system.
Before going to the Digital Humanities conference this year, I shall be
spending about four weeks in Florence. Are there any TEIers in the area
who might want to have a chat over a coffee? I'd also be happy to talk
with interested people about topic maps and/or authority control, and
showing off the system we've developed. I'll also be in London for a few
days right before heading to Finland. It'd be great to see first hand
what people are up to.