On 2:59 PM, David Michelson wrote:
> Dear Michelle,
> Thank you this is an excellent model which we will copy (and I am not
> just saying that because I am a Hoosier, though I am).
> I see that in both replies with examples on this list so far the
> whole encyclopedia is one TEI file. Does anyone on this list have a
> strong opinion about a single file approach vs making each
> encyclpedia article its own XML file?
This all depends what you plan to do with the encyclopedia in the
future. If you have a bank of entries that you plan to remix in various
ways (an unabridged version, a version containing only biographical
entries, etc.), then your life will be easier if you store the entries
in separate files. It will likely be easier in any case because very
large files can be unwieldy to work with and because it's less likely
two people working on the project will want to edit the same file at the
The folks at http://www.enciclopedia-catalana.cat/ have a number of
encyclopedias. They are converting these and other reference works that
they publish to TEI using a model developed by Apex CoVantage in which
there is a single TEI document for each entry.