While the TEI gives you a place to put information about the
physical description of this in a prose format, (inside
supportDesc inside objectDesc), I wonder if there are existing
XML vocabularies for documenting this data? If so, then the
right thing to do is probably to embed it in a manuscript
description, in the data's own namespace, at this point. There
is nothing wrong with mixing in other namespace'd XML with one's
TEI. (Admittedly you have to do extra things to get it to
validate in editors like oXygen, by making your own TEI
customisation that includes this additional namespace.)
So one approach is to embed the additional data, another approach
would be merely to link to it (though they you must preserve two
files...). There are pros and cons to both approaches.
Hope this helps,
On 10/08/15 11:28, Daniel Stoekl wrote:
> Has anyone experimented or suggestions how to best encode results of materials sciences with regard to a manuscript in TEI?
> An ink or parchment/papyrus/paper analysis (i.e. XRF, DNA) would usually be linked to a certain polygon on one of the surfaces on one or several of the folios/sheets. Other analyses (i.e. principal components of multispectral imaging) depend on pictures of the material object.
> It would be good to have a catalogue of all measurement results in the manuscript description in the beginning and include it
> Obviously, the materials sciences investigation/experiment is itself another text and could be interlinked with the primary text.
> Thanks for any advice
Dr James Cummings, [log in to unmask]
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford