Workshop: Introduction to Text Encoding with the Text Encoding Initiative (2-day workshop)

Date(s) - 06/07/2018 - 06/08/2018
8:00 am CDT - 4:00 pm CDT

Florida State University - Strozier Libraries

Note Times:
June 7th: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT)
June 8th: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT)

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This two-day workshop, hosted by Florida State University Libraries, will introduce participants to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines for marking up documents. We will cover creating document metadata with the TEI header, marking up named entities and creating contextual data for documents, describing textual features like structural divisions and physical features, and more.

This is a perfect opportunity for DH-interested researchers to learn about an essential digital methodology. It is also useful for Florida librarians and archivists who are participating in the Sunshine State Digital Network to learn how to enrich digitized materials and raw OCR’d text.

The workshop will include an overview of creating metadata with the TEI Header, and an overview of some best practices for marking up transcribed or OCR’d text.

Presenters: Sarah Stanley of Florida State University Libraries and Sarah Connell of the Women Writers Project.

Sarah Connell is the Assistant Director of the Women Writers Project and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. Her current research activities include a text encoding and analysis project, Making Room in History, an article on the reception of early women writers with Julia Flanders, and a collaboration with Diana Henderson and Erica Zimmer to develop an online course on the Merchant of Venice for the MITx platform.

Sarah Stanley is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Florida State University. She received a master’s in English Literature from Northeastern University in 2015. In her capacity as digital humanities librarian, Sarah is interested in creating sustainable infrastructures for digital scholarship that make concerted efforts to guide digital humanities practitioners towards digital literacy. Sarah also works with text encoding and the creation of digital editions. She currently serves on the Text Encoding Initiative Technical Council.

This event is fully booked.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.