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TEI Special Interest Group on Manuscripts (TEI MS SIG)

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Introduction

The goal of the TEI Special Interest Group on Manuscripts is to bring together users of the TEI who wish to improve the encoding strategies for marking up transcriptions and editions of manuscript materials. The SIG was originally setup by Elena Pierazzo, Susan Schreibman, and Edward Vanhoutte. It is currently convened by Gerrit Brüning and Dot Porter.

The SIG runs a mailing list. To join visit http://listserv.brown.edu/tei-ms-sig.html.

Achievements

The SIG’s most important achievements were in the field of the representation of primary sources, resulting in the proposals of the working group on Genetic Editions which were submitted as “An Encoding Model for Genetic Editions” and largely incorporated in the TEI Guidelines.

Important work was done towards a revision of the chapter on critical apparatus, see working group on Critical Apparatus / Textual Variance.

Agenda of this SIG

Revision of the chapter on critical apparatus; issues of variation; clarify the role of using the critical apparatus tagset in manuscript transcription (which is dependent on whether one is encoding an edition or encoding a manuscript transcription). See

and the following threads on sourceforge, TEI-L, and SIG-L:

Revision of the chapter on manuscript description; see working group on MSS Description.

Continuing and extending the work on the chapter on the representation of primary sources, see Sandbox for Genetic Editing.

Further issues:

  • how to encode fragments
  • how to record codicology (the substance of the medium, ink stints, etc); Robinson noted that the TEI already has mechanisms to record this, but it needs to be better documented

Past Meetings

The SIG met at the Third Annual TEI Members' Meeting in Nancy, France on 08 November 2003. The report can be found here.

The second meeting of the SIG was held at the Fourth Annual TEI Members' Meeting at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, 23 October 2004. The report can be found here.

The third meeting of the SIG was held at Seventh Annual TEI Member's Meeting at University of Maryland, College Park, 3nd of November 2007. The agenda of the meeting can be found here; the report can be found here. During the meeting several task forces were created to deal with specific problems: the task forces main page can be found here.

More recent meetings:

Links

Lists

Manuscript Description

Projects, resources, guidelines concerning MS description.

Manuscript Editions

Manuscript Transcription

Projects, resources, guidelines concerning MS transcription.

Projects using the new genetic or documentary markup

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