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TEI Special Interest Group on Manuscripts (TEI MS SIG)

Agenda of this SIG

News

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.

This SIG will explore a range of issues common to editing manuscripts, including:

  1. how to handle time based encoding
  2. how to record place based encoding
  3. how to encode fragments
  4. 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
  5. issues of substitutions
  6. issues of variation
  7. to 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)

It will do this by:

  • running a mailing list on this topic
  • assess the TEI and suggest improvements/alterations to the TEI-Council

The SIG is currently convened by Elena Pierazzo who also manages the TEI-MS-SIG List, Amanda Gailey, and Malte Rehbein. It was originally setup by Elena Pierazzo, Susan Schreibman, and Edward Vanhoutte.

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

Activities

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.

Useful links

Manuscript Description

Projects, resources, guidelines concerning MS description.

Manuscript Transcription

Projects, resources, guidelines concerning MS transcription.

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