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From our previous exercise, we have got a valid TEI document, with the minimum required components. Now let us look at adding some more metadata.

  • Replace the contents of <publicationStmt> with
    <idno type="gutenberg">24357</idno>
    <availability>
     <p>This text is freely available for re-use under US and UK law, consult
       your local legal restrictions if elsewhere.</p>
    </availability>
    to indicate the original catalogue number, and copying conditions.
  • Improve the <sourceDesc> by adding a <bibl> explaining where the text came from:
    <sourceDesc>
     <bibl>
      <title level="a">Enigma</title>, <title level="j">Punch: or the London
         Charivari</title>, <date when="1914-07-01">July 1, 1914</date>, 147, p. 6</bibl>
    </sourceDesc>
  • Add a <profileDesc> after <fileDesc> and specify which languages you can see. at least:
    <langUsage>
     <language ident="en">English</language>
    </langUsage>
  • We can also have a text classification inside the <profileDesc>, something like
    <textClass>
     <keywords scheme="DD">
      <term>English Humour</term>
      <term>Magazine</term>
     </keywords>
    </textClass>
  • Finally, look at adding a <revisionDesc> after <fileDesc>, maybe
    <revisionDesc>
     <change when="2009-03-30"/>
    </revisionDesc>
    to indicate when you edited the text

Whatever you do, make sure its still valid TEI!



Sebastian Rahtz. Date: 2009-02-15
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