Resources for Teaching and Learning Text Encoding
Interested in teaching or learning TEI? The slides, lecture notes, and other materials here were developed by the WWP for the workshops we teach, but they can also be a starting point for self-guided study. They are made available here for public reuse under a Creative Commons license. For versions of these materials that were used in a specific seminar or workshop, please visit the site for the event in question.
These presentations are authored in a customized version of TEI. You can view the slides and lecture notes, and also download or view the source TEI. More information about the schema and stylesheets used for authoring and using these materials is available here.
Introducing XML and the TEI
|1. Thinking about Digital Research Materials||source, notes, slides|
|2. Modeling Humanities Data||source, notes, slides|
|3. Overview of the TEI||source, notes, slides|
|4. Motives for Text Encoding||source, notes, slides|
|5. Brief Introduction to XML||source, notes, slides|
|6. More Details on XML||source, notes, slides|
Get Started with Text Encoding
|7. Basic TEI Encoding||source, notes, slides|
|8. Basic TEI Encoding (manuscript emphasis)||source, notes, slides|
|9. Next Steps: More Advanced Markup||source, notes, slides|
|10. Basic Contextual Encoding||source, notes, slides|
|11. Basic Manuscript Encoding||source, notes, slides|
More on Specialized Topics
|12. Advanced Contextual Encoding||source, notes, slides|
|13. Advanced Manuscript Encoding||source, notes, slides|
|14. Metadata and the TEI Header||source, notes, slides|
|15. Encoding Renditional Information||source, notes, slides|
|16. Figures and Graphics||source, notes, slides|
|17. Linking and Pointers||source, notes, slides|
|18. Overlapping Hierarchies||source, notes, slides|
|19. Representing Non-Unicode Characters||source, notes, slides|
Understanding the Technical Side of the TEI
|20. Introducing TEI Customization||source, notes, slides|
|21. Basic ODD-Writing||source, notes, slides|
|22. Advanced ODD-Writing||source, notes, slides|
|23. Basic RelaxNG for ODD-Writing||source, notes, slides|
|24. XPath and Schematron for TEI Customization||source, notes, slides|
Templates, Schemas, and Stylesheets
We offer a set of basic templates, together with a customized TEI schema for use in learning TEI. These are bundled together as a single package you can download and use. The package also includes a simple CSS stylesheet that you can personalize with your own formatting, so you can view your encoded files.
|TEI Exercise package||ZIP, tar|
Handouts, Samples, and Exercises
- Element List: A list of basic elements used in introductory encoding exercises, with brief glosses and explanations of usage (source, HTML)
- Element List for ODD-writing: A list of basic TEI elements used in writing TEI ODDs, with brief glosses and explanations of usage (source, HTML)
- Element List for RelaxNG: A list of basic RNG elements used in writing TEI ODDs, with brief glosses and explanations of usage (source, HTML)
- Roma Exercise: Instructions for creating a basic TEI customization with Roma (source, HTML)
- Document Analysis Worksheet: Worksheet with guiding questions for document analysis (source, HTML)
- Oxygen Crib Sheet: Basic crib sheet for getting started with the oXygen XML editor (source, HTML)
- CSS Crib Sheet: A beginner’s crib sheet for getting started in using CSS with TEI files (source, HTML)
- Sample Encoding and Project Materials: A variety of samples from the WWP and other projects, including TEI/XML samples, project descriptions, and other materials.
Links and Additional Sources of Information
- The TEI web site: Information about the TEI, the TEI annual meeting, TEI tools and tutorials, how to join.
- The TEI Guidelines: The authoritative source of information on using the TEI.
- The WWP’s Guide to Scholarly Text Encoding: A guide to using the TEI for early printed sources, focusing on scholarly approaches and problems.
- Roma: The TEI’s tool for building customizations and generating schemas and documentation. There are also instructions for using Roma.
- TEI-L: The TEI discussion list, which is a good place to ask questions and read about what other projects are doing. Subscribe.
- WWP-Encoding: A discussion list run by the WWP to serve participants in our introductory workshops and seminars. Smaller and less technical than TEI-L, this list also provides an opportunity to continue discussions from workshop events and to ask followup questions. To subscribe, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the message "subscribe wwp-encoding"
Availability and Reuse
These materials are developed by Syd Bauman and Julia Flanders and published by the Women Writers Project. We welcome reuse of these materials.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.