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TEI-CORRESP-SIG  October 2014

TEI-CORRESP-SIG October 2014

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Re: pre-printed text on correspondence

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Peter Stadler <[log in to unmask]>

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Peter Stadler <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:00:26 +0200

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No solution as well (due to lack of experience), but I created a wiki page so we can collect possible solutions at http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/SIG:Correspondence/pre-printed_text

@Andy, can you keep us posted which approach you're going to take in the end? I think that would really be useful to document such (best) practices.

Best
Peter 

Am 09.10.2014 um 10:56 schrieb Magdalena Turska <[log in to unmask]>:

> I have no solution, but the Letters of 1916 http://dh.tcd.ie/letters1916/news-media/events-2/ certainly had to deal with similar problems: postcards, letterheads, pre-printed messages to be filled in (eg Field Service Postcard), so maybe it's a good idea to check their options?
> 
> Best,
> 
> Magdalena Turska
> 
> On 9 October 2014 02:57, Sharon K. Goetz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> marktwainproject.org's P4 letters use a custom <letterhead> element in <opener> together with <seg rend="print"> and/or a monogram designation, as relevant. We expect to retain these in P5, with appropriate changes to how <figure> encodes monograms.[*] For now, since our P5 letter encoding documentation is not yet public, please see https://bspace.berkeley.edu/access/content/user/16236/mtp-encoding/MTPdoc-letters-v3.html (section 2.5.1.1.1.4), which was written by a former colleague primarily for student use.
> 
> Best,
> Sharon
> 
> * P5 letters have been delayed a bit behind the publication deadlines of three volumes of Autobiography. The two extant volumes are in P5, at least!
> 
> 
> On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 10:53 AM, Andrew Jewell <[log in to unmask]> 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)
> Editor, Willa Cather Archive (http://cather.unl.edu)
> 203 Love Library
> University of Nebraska-Lincoln
> Lincoln, NE  68588
> 402.472.5266
> [log in to unmask]
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