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The Dropbox link doesn't work for me, but there's a locally archived 
version of this available at 
http://www.tei-c.org/Vault/Tutorials/mueller-index.htm (and linked from 
http://www.tei-c.org/support/learn/teach-yourself-tei/ ).  --Kevin

On 9/9/18 10:11 PM, Martin Mueller wrote:
>
> Quite a few years ago I wrote a “very gentle introduction to TEI” and 
> a few years ago I incorporated parts of it in an Introduction to TEI 
> Simple, which ended up as the TEI simplePrint schema. You can see a 
> rather crudely formatted version of it at 
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjhulc0czcedxtx/TEISimpleIntroduction.html?dl=0. 
> Its intended audience is scholars in Literature, History, or other 
> disciplines who feel (rightly) that they really ought to know 
> something about this, but don’t really want to find out.  So it may 
> not do much from the person who comes from the IT end of the bridge 
> and wonders what this text encoding fuss is all about.  It’s a very 
> long and wobbly bridge.
>
> I can’t quite refrain from adding that the TEI-Consortium, wonderful 
> and helpful as it is in many ways ( and the listserv is a shining 
> example) has never been very good at making this long and wobbly 
> bridge easier to cross. On the other hand, like many difficult and 
> useful tasks,  the doing of it is very boring.
>
> *From: *"TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) public discussion list" 
> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Vanessa Bigot Juloux 
> <[log in to unmask]>
> *Reply-To: *Vanessa Bigot Juloux <[log in to unmask]>
> *Date: *Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:33 PM
> *To: *"[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject: *Re: TEI-L Digest - 6 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018 (#2018-158)
>
> Hi,
>
> In my last paper “A Qualitative Approach Using Digital Analyses for 
> the Study of Action in Narrative Texts: KTU 1.1-6 from the Scribe 
> ʾIlimilku of Ugarit as a Case Study” in a recent volume (Brill, July 
> 2018), I tried to explain TEI and a few elements to neophytes (starts 
> at p.163)—especially to non-digital practitioners. Thanks to Knowledge 
> Unlatched award, it’s also in OA 
> http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=1000352;keyword=cyberresearch 
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oapen.org_search-3Fidentifier-3D1000352-3Bkeyword-3Dcyberresearch&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=cXMakbQzhAzxJkJW2wafV6JUW4_eViTLYV42IWzuHPM&s=VZsW7R1DaPwbl_oaK4JTnoQQIaJ17PY7w-LLr0P48FQ&e=>
>
>
> Maybe it can be helpful.
>
> Best,
>
> Vanessa
>
>         Le 9 sept. 2018 à 02:49, Susan Schreibman
>         <[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> a écrit :
>
>             The Introduction to Text Encoding and the TEI from
>             #dariahTeach might be useful. It is available from
>
>             https://teach.dariah.eu/
>             <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__teach.dariah.eu_&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=cXMakbQzhAzxJkJW2wafV6JUW4_eViTLYV42IWzuHPM&s=jvgdPUzj1maPY1XT06oZ0T-h6zShcVD3LQmZym51lCY&e=>
>
>             and there are versions in English, French, and Hungarian
>
>             best
>
>             susan
>
>
>
>             On 08/09/2018 09:44, Kathryn Tomasek wrote:
>
>                 Lou Burnard’s ebook is a quick read. Don’t know
>                 whether it’s right for this audience though.
>
>                     On Sep 8, 2018, at 12:00 AM, TEI-L automatic
>                     digest system <[log in to unmask]
>                     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>                     There are 2 messages totaling 117 lines in this issue.
>
>                     Topics of the day:
>
>                      1. Query on articles introducing TEI (2)
>
>                     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                     Date:    Fri, 7 Sep 2018 17:59:10 +0100
>
>                     From:    Peter Flynn <[log in to unmask]
>                     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>
>                     Subject: Re: Query on articles introducing TEI
>
>                     On 07/09/18 04:04, Charles Muller wrote:> I just
>                     received the following
>
>                     from a local IT guy who is thinking about
>
>                         checking out the TEI conference next week:
>
>                             Hello Charles,
>
>                             Can you recommend a good article on
>                             explaining what TEI is, for people
>
>                             who don't already know what it is? :-) I
>                             poked around the conference
>
>                             website, then the tei-c.org
>                             <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tei-2Dc.org&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=cXMakbQzhAzxJkJW2wafV6JUW4_eViTLYV42IWzuHPM&s=zt9m2kddJeWc5zV5sNfmOkDwBHPuYfDjwHf97D4dsDA&e=>
>                             website. Then I started looking at the P5
>
>                             spec, and now I feel like I've gone from
>                             descriptions that are too
>
>                             high-level to too low-level!
>
>                             I guess what I am trying to grasp is: why
>                             TEI? What is the problem it
>
>                             solves, that <mainstream alternative> does
>                             not.
>
>                     Good question. The Wikipedia article is good, but
>                     it doesn't directly
>
>                     answer the second question, although the examples
>                     (prose, verse) provide
>
>                     an indirect answer from which he may infer the Truth.
>
>                         I gave him a brief response, comparing the
>                         flexibility and granularity
>
>                         of TEI to LaTeX, relational databases, etc.
>                         Can anyone recommend some
>
>                         appropriate articles?
>
>                     _What does XML give the LaTeX user?_
>
>                     https://tug.org/pracjourn/2005-2/flynn/flynn.pdf
>                     <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__tug.org_pracjourn_2005-2D2_flynn_flynn.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=cXMakbQzhAzxJkJW2wafV6JUW4_eViTLYV42IWzuHPM&s=-mfctDEa_mq3eqLhJLFftHTh0hmdlj5Gx3L94fwRE_k&e=>
>
>                     What I told my students was:
>
>                     The problem it solves (IMNSHO) is IDENTITY. XML
>                     (and by extension, TEI,
>
>                     and all the other vocabularies) lets you say
>                     unambiguously that this
>
>                     bunch of characters is the title of this document,
>                     and that this bunch
>
>                     of characters is the seventeenth paragraph in the
>                     third section of
>
>                     chapter 5. It usually says nothing at all about
>                     what it looks like, only
>
>                     that it exists, and this is what people call it.
>
>                     (LaTeX, on the other hand, *could* be coerced into
>                     do that, but it's
>
>                     much better storing your document in XML and using
>                     XSLT to turn it into
>
>                     LaTeX when you want a formatted copy.)
>
>                     Relational databases are, in a wild
>                     generalization, useless for storing
>
>                     any quantity of running text bigger than a
>                     shopping list. But they are
>
>                     excellent for RELATED tables and lists.
>
>                     As your colleague is in IT, and I'm recently ex-IT
>                     support for TEI in my
>
>                     institution, by all means tell him to email me if
>                     he wants to chat. If
>
>                     he's going to support TEI, then the TEI Conference
>                     would be an ideal
>
>                     place to start (it was an ACH meeting I went to
>                     where Lou and Michael
>
>                     explained everything in fine detail that got me
>                     started).
>
>                     ///Peter
>
>                     ------------------------------
>
>                     Date:    Fri, 7 Sep 2018 12:30:00 -0500
>
>                     From:    Kevin Hawkins
>                     <[log in to unmask]
>                     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>
>                     Subject: Re: Query on articles introducing TEI
>
>                     For a local IT guy without any particular
>                     background in textual studies,
>
>                     I would start with
>                     http://www.tei-c.org/support/learn/
>                     <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.tei-2Dc.org_support_learn_&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=cXMakbQzhAzxJkJW2wafV6JUW4_eViTLYV42IWzuHPM&s=AcbHCuvPPv6tdMUBxV8nW3Jou88npsrKe0bwi88S0bQ&e=>
>                     -- in particular,
>
>                     the "Introducing the TEI Guidelines" and then any
>                     relevant links under
>
>                     "Generic tutorials on the "Teach Yourself TEI"
>                     page.  --Kevin
>
>                         On 9/6/18 10:04 PM, Charles Muller wrote:
>
>                         Colleagues,
>
>                         I just received the following from a local IT
>                         guy who is thinking about
>
>                         checking out the TEI conference next week:
>
>                             Hello Charles,
>
>                             Can you recommend a good article on
>                             explaining what TEI is, for people
>
>                             who don't already know what it is? :-) I
>                             poked around the conference
>
>                             website, then the tei-c.org
>                             <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tei-2Dc.org&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=cXMakbQzhAzxJkJW2wafV6JUW4_eViTLYV42IWzuHPM&s=zt9m2kddJeWc5zV5sNfmOkDwBHPuYfDjwHf97D4dsDA&e=>
>                             website. Then I started looking at the P5
>
>                             spec, and now I feel like I've gone from
>                             descriptions that are too
>
>                             high-level to too low-level!
>
>                             I guess what I am trying to grasp is: why
>                             TEI? What is the problem it
>
>                             solves, that <mainstream alternative> does
>                             not.
>
>                         I gave him a brief response, comparing the
>                         flexibility and granularity
>
>                         of TEI to Latex, relational databases, etc.
>                         Can anyone recommend some
>
>                         appropriate articles?
>
>                         Regards,
>
>                         Chuck
>
>                         ---------------------------
>
>                         A. Charles Muller, Professor
>
>                         Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
>
>                         Faculty of Letters
>
>                         University of Tokyo
>
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>
>                         Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
>
>                         Office Phone: 03-5841-3735
>
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>
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>
>                         Twitter: @H_Buddhism
>
>                     ------------------------------
>
>                     End of TEI-L Digest - 6 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018
>                     (#2018-158)
>
>                     **********************************************************
>
>
>             -- 
>             Susan Schreibman
>             Professor of Digital Humanities
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>             Maynooth University
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>
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