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TEI-CORRESP-SIG October 2014

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Re: pre-printed text on correspondence

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Martin Holmes <[log in to unmask]>

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Martin Holmes <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:46:18 -0700

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Do you think this sort of thing might qualify as forme work?

<http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-fw.html>

Cheers,
Martin

On 14-10-08 02:19 PM, Lou Burnard wrote:
> Good question! There's no <print> element in the current TEI Guidelines,
> and I think it would need quite a bit of discussion before there was one.
>
> My own thinking (which relates only to postcards -- I haven't had to
> face the problem of headed notepaper)
> is to regard all the information pre-printed on the card as being part
> of a different entity, which I consider as the *source* for the object
> I'm transcribing, which is the written postcard. So I would put details
> like the name of the card publisher, and their address, any pre-printed
> description etc. into a <bibl> inside the <sourceDesc>. But I am sure
> there are other ways.
>
> This doesn't help with the case where the post-card sender has
> deliberately altered what is printed on the card for humorous or other
> effect, of course. To deal with that you'd need to distinguish layers of
> the writing on the card, as per genetic edition. Which would probably be
> the most general (if also the most time consuming) solution
>
>
> On 08/10/14 18:53, Andrew Jewell wrote:
>> Dear colleagues:
>>
>> I'm working with a team to establish encoding practices for a new
>> digital scholarly edition of the complete correspondence of the early
>> twentieth-century American author Willa Cather, and I have a question
>> I'm hoping the members of this SIG can help me with. We are searching
>> for a good way to markup the letterhead, postcard captions, and other
>> such pre-printed material that appears on many pieces of the
>> correspondence. We feel this is important text that we want to
>> transcribe, but we also think it needs to be marked as different than
>> the individually-authored text on the correspondence. In surveying our
>> options, the DALF element <print> emerged (see
>> http://ctb.kantl.be/project/dalf/dalfdoc/DALFtextElements.html), and I
>> wondered if there is an element within the current TEI guidelines that
>> would function in a similar way (I have not come up with a satisfying
>> alternative, but I may be overlooking something). Whenever possible,
>> it is our preference to stay within existing TEI guidelines.
>>
>> Any advice or models you can provide would be much appreciated.
>>
>> Best,
>> Andy Jewell
>>
>> --
>> Andrew Jewell, Ph.D.
>> Associate Professor, University Libraries
>> co-editor, /Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for
>> Documentary Editing/ (www.scholarlyediting.org
>> <http://www.scholarlyediting.org/>)
>> Editor, /Willa Cather Archive/ (http://cather.unl.edu
>> <http://cather.unl.edu/>)
>> 203 Love Library
>> University of Nebraska-Lincoln
>> Lincoln, NE  68588
>> 402.472.5266
>> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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