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1. Introduction

The TEI @ Oxford Summer School is a week-long course introducing the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for encoding of digital text. It combines in-depth coverage of the latest version of the TEI Recommendations for the encoding of digital text with practical implementation. It includes an introduction to mark-up, explanations of the TEI Guidelines, and approaches to publishing TEI texts. Numerous practical exercises expose you hands-on experience of a wide range of TEI customisation, editing, and publication.

Each day will include a guest talk during which real-life projects using TEI will be demonstrated and explained.

If you are a project manager, research assistant, or encoder working on any kind of project concerned with the creation or management of digital text, this course is for you.

The course runs from Monday 20 July - Friday 24 July, 2009. It runs from 10:00 - 18:00 each day. The start time is set to benefit those commuting, or those who want to look around Oxford in the early morning.

2. Course Structure

2.1. Monday 20 July, 2009: Getting Started

10:00 - 11:00 General introduction to the TEI, markup, and XML talk-01-intro.pdf[LB]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Exercise: Document Description exercise-01-Document_Description.pdf[SR]
12:00 - 12:30 Introduction to the oXygen XML editor talk-02-oxygen.pdf[JC]
12:30 - 13:00 Exercise: Basic oXygen Editing exercise-02-Basic_oXygen_Editing.pdf[JC]
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Introduction to TEI Infrastructure and Core Elements talk-03-core.pdf[SR]
15:00 - 15:30 Exercise: Creating TEI Documents exercise-03-Creating_TEI_Documents.pdf[SR]
15:30 - 16:00 Introduction to Customising the TEI with Roma talk-04-customizing.pdf[LB]
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Exercise: Using Roma exercise-04-Using_Roma.pdf[LB]
17:00 - 18:00 Pip Willcox: ‘a creature native and indued / Unto that element’: TEI and the Shakespeare Quartos Archive [PW]

2.2. Tuesday 21 July, 2009: Metadata and Manuscripts

10:00 - 11:00 TEI Header and Metadata talk-05-header.pdf[LB]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Introduction to Manuscript Description talk-06-msdesc.pdf[MD]
12:30 - 13:00 Exercise: Describing a Manuscript in TEI exercise-05-Describing_a_Manuscript.pdf[JC]
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Transcription talk-07-transcription.pdf[MD]
15:00 - 15:30 Exercise: Using <choice> in Editions exercise-06-Using_choice_in_editions.pdf[SR]
15:30 - 16:00 Gaiji: Dealing with Non-Standard Characters talk-08-gaiji.pdf[MD]
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Facsimile talk-09-facsimile.pdf[MD]
17:00 - 18:00 Matthew Driscoll: The ENRICH Project and TEI Customisation enrich-en.ppt
18:30 - 20:30 ENRICH Project Drinks Reception atCherwell Boathouse. It may be possible to rent a punt afterwards or stay for supper in the restaurant should you desire.

2.3. Wednesday 22 July, 2009: Using Your Texts

10:00 - 11:00 Tools for publication and analysis of TEI documents talk-10-teitools.pdf[LB]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 TEI XSLT Stylesheets for Transformation talk-11-teixsl.pdf[SR]
12:00 - 12:30 Exercise: Using the TEI Stylesheets to Transform Your XML exercise-07-Using_the_TEI_Stylesheets.pdf[SR]
12:30 - 13:00 TEI and Databases talk-12-databases.pdf[OE]
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Names, Dates, People and Places talk-13-names_people_places.pdf[MD]
15:00 - 15:30 Exercise: Recording Names, People and Places exercise-08-Names_People_and_Places.pdf[LB]
15:30 - 16:00 Introduction to XPath talk-14-xpath.pdf[JC]
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Exercise: Searching with XPath in oXygen exercise-09-XPath_in_oXygen.pdf[JC]
17:00 - 18:00 Oyvind Eide: TEI and Cultural Heritage Information [OE]
Suggested Evening Event: Romeo and Juliet, by Oxford Shakespeare Company, in the Walled Garden, Wadham College, 19:30 performance, Booking Information (Cost Not Included, you must book yourself!)

2.4. Thursday 23 July, 2009: Deconstructing Your Texts

10:00 - 11:00 Introduction to XSLT talk-15-xsl_intro.pdf[SR]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Exercise: Basic XSLT exercise-10-Basic_XSLT.pdf[SR]
12:00 - 12:45 Linking and Analysis talk-16-linking_analysis.pdf[LB]
12:45 - 13:00 Exercise: Processing Linking with XSLT exercise-11-Linking_with_XSLT.pdf[LB]
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Language Corpora and Spoken Texts talk-17-corpora_spoken.pdf[JC]
14:45 - 15:30 Automated Markup Tools talk-18-automated_markup.pdf[LB]
15:30 - 16:00 Exercise: Image Markup Tool exercise-12-Image_Markup_Tool.pdf[JC]
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 TEI@Oxford Projects talk-19-tei_at_oxford.pdf[SR]
17:00 - 18:00 John Pybus: A Virtual Research Environment for the Study of Documents and Manuscripts:
supporting collaborative reading of ancient texts
[JP]
Suggested Evening Event: Informal visit to local pub. (Cost Not Included)

2.5. Friday 24 July, 2009: Exploring Your Data

10:00 - 11:00 More Advanced XSLT Transformations talk-20-xslt_advanced.pdf[SR]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Exercise: Advanced XSLT exercise-13-Advanced_XSLT.pdf[SR]
12:00 - 12:30 Introduction to Xaira talk-21-xaira.pdf[LB]
12:30 - 13:00 Exercise: Basic Xaira Use exercise-14-Basic_Xaira_Use.pdf[LB]
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Introduction to XQuery and XML Databases talk-22-xquery.pdf[JC]
14:45 - 15:30 Towards TEI-related mashups talk-23-tei_mashups.pdf[SR]
15:30 - 16:00 Exploring the TEI Community talk-24-tei_community.pdf[LB]
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Conclusions and Group Discussion [ALL]
Suggested Evening Event: For those staying over in Oxford, you may enjoy Bill Spectre's Oxford Ghost Trail, leaving outside Oxford Castle Unlocked at 18:30. (Cost Not Included)

3. TEI Guidelines

Available in various languages, starting with English



Date: July 2009
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