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All,

I neglected to send a reminder on this call for comments on TEI Tite, so 
please email or post them to the wiki by January 20.  Thanks.

Kevin

Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> As you may have heard mentioned in London or at a previous TEI annual 
> meeting, there is a customization of TEI called TEI Tite, which is 
> designed for use by keyboarding vendors -- that is, commercial firms 
> which perform large-scale encoding, often by transcribing and encoding 
> from page images of the source document.  It is hoped that a simple 
> encoding schema, which not only minimizes keystrokes but also prescribes 
> particular elements for particular textual features (rather than 
> offering options), will lower the going rates for outside digitization, 
> possibly through aggregating content from multiple institutions to 
> receive a discount.  TEI Tite is not designed as a final format for 
> encoded text: on the contrary, texts received in TEI Tite would likely 
> be converted not only to canonical TEI but also might have additional 
> tagging added to them.
> 
> The ODD, DTD, RELAX NG, and and XML Schema have been available on the 
> TEI customizations page for a while, and recently a link to the HTML 
> version of the documentation was added:
> 
> http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/Customization/index.xml
> 
> At its meeting in London, the SIG on Libraries decided to conduct a 
> review of the TEI Tite schema to ensure that it would suit the needs of 
> those interested in outsourcing some or all of their encoding.  On 
> behalf of the SIG, I am writing to ask that those who are interested in 
> outsourcing part or all of their text encoding review the TEI Tite 
> documentation and schema for specific changes that would needed in order 
> for your project to adopt TEI Tite for use with vendors.  Background on 
> your particular use cases is helpful.
> 
> Please either:
> 
> a) send comments both to Kevin Hawkins ( 
> [log in to unmask] ) and to Michelle Dalmau ( 
> [log in to unmask] ), or
> 
> b) post comments and add to the discussion at 
> http://www.tei-c.org/wiki/index.php/Review_of_Tite_Scheme
> 
> by January 15, 2009.
> 
> Michelle and I will compile the comments, share with the SIG on 
> Libraries, and arrange for a conference call to discuss the results, 
> toward offering specific recommendations to the TEI Council on future 
> revision of TEI Tite.  (Those submitting comments will not be required 
> to participate in the conference call but are encouraged to join the 
> SIG's email list if they are not already a member and to participate 
> when the time comes.)
> 
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
> 
> Kevin
> Co-Convenor of the TEI SIG on Libraries ( 
> http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/SIG/Libraries/ )
>