Text Encoding Initiative

TitleText Encoding Initiative
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of PublicationSubmitted
Notes'In the Other News section: Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices\n \nOpen Access Repository Ranking\n \n(Note the announcement here that Dublin Core will be hosting a Training the Trainers For Linked Data” workshop --http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/train\nAbstract: Linked Data has gained momentum, and practitioners are eager to use its principles to derive more value from metadata. Available handbooks and training materials focus on an audience with a computer science background. However, people with a non-technical education find it hard to understand what Linked Data can mean for them. This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide an overview of methods and case studies from the handbook \"Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums\" (2014, ALA/Neal-Schuman). Using freely available tools and data, this workshop will teach you how to clean, reconcile, enrich, and publish your metadata. Participants will learn about concepts, methods, and tools that they can use on their own, or to teach others within their own institutions, to get more value from metadata.)\n \nWhat is OpenRefine aka Google Refine? Moving over to Github.\nThis uses the RDF and NER extensions.\nGitHub: “Build software better, together.”\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn' 'In Riley’s “Visualizing the Metadata Universe” PDF, TEI is listed as one of the key metadata standards and is associated with (roughly strong to weak) Libraries, Markup language, scholarly texts, archives, record format, technical metadata, structural metadata, descriptive metadata, information industry, content standard, rights metadata and museums. So like METS, big in Libraries.\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn' 'Maze’s article also states: “There are many resources on the Internet that provide guidance in the use of XML. One excellent general introduction is that provided in “A Gentle Introduction to XML,” provided online by the Text Encoding Initiative.[18]”\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn' 'According to Maze: “schemas define and specify the encoding standards for a particular type of XML document. For example, the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) schema specifies how to mark up texts in the humanities and social sciences. TEI markup elements can show the structure of texts, identify subjects and themes, index key words and phrases, as well as identify such facts as authorship, publication, revision, and so on. Schemas are formally defined in a document type definition (DTD), a ‘machine-readable set of rules that specify how a particular metadata document such as a TEI or EAD (Encoded Archival Description, described in a following section) XML document – formally called an instance – is to be written’”\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn' 'A self-described consortium (a bit like CMAS? Similarities to Kelty’s recursive publics? “collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.”)\nA working group (consortium), emphasis added: “its chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines [with a capital G!] which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics” (History & Ethnography, specifically?)\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn'