Category: TEI conf 2011

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Patching Part One: This Edition

While migrating my blog to hypotheses.org, I seem to have lost some of my original posts  in the meanders of the world wide web. Here are two of them explaining the big idea of this edition: #1: What’s in there for you? Dated Oct. 5th, 2011 I intended to present each corpus of the edition in detail, but I have decided to start with an overview. The digital edition reflects only partly the four big orientations of the project itself. Those four questions are: 1) To what extent did the creation of the University contribute to the representation and understanding...

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Adios, Würzburg

So here goes, heading beack home (and already dreading the trip with the Deutsche Bahn)! What I will remember of my first TEI conference: 1) Big projects and small projects do not really have the same workflow problems but in the end, we all end up trying to figure out a way to use the TEI-P5 guidelines without increasing their volume too much by adding this and that proposal for a complement because what we actually need is not described there yet. Which leads me back to the questions of what standards are actually there for. I can’t think of...

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Slim Slam

(This is the 1-minute epos I presented in the poster/poetry slam preceding the poster session at the TEI conference in Würzburg) Once upon a time there were six brave girls Working in such caves they call archives. A good fairy came along and said, through his beard, Come, miladies and hear the tale of the TEI, For with the Guidelines you may Show treasures to display. Alas! We followed the siren’s voice And not only digitized letters But could also make the choice To edit all of what matters – And some of what matters less. What could cure our...

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Digital Editions Session Part 2

It seems to me that the different projects presented so far each try to deal in their different way with the dilemma of simplicity vs. complexity. The paper of Bertrand Francois Gaiffe and Béatrice Stumpf, mostly a technical one, showed the difficulty of trying to on the one hand simplify the TEI part (using TEI-tite) and on the other hand enriching it with the tools they need. The last paper of the section was given by Matteo Romanello and Aurélien Berra. They presented an ongoing edition project of Athenaeus as the meeting of a Digital Humanist and a Classics scholar,...

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Digital Bundle

Here are links to digital editions that were mentioned in the course of the day: Klagenfurt edition of the works of Robert Musil Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA) – in the Chinese Buddhist version! Letters of Van Gogh (ah, the Van Gogh letters!) Mark Twain Project (Autobiography of Mark Twain) Henrik Ibsen’s Writings (Maximum Edition online, Minimum available in print) Edition project of the Works of Thomas Le Roy (still virtual, presented here) Digital Edition of Slowenian Literature The Homer Multitext Project And I came accross the Catalog of the Scholarly Digital Editions while browsing.