14.0746 TEI News

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 746.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 06:52:54 +0000
             From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
             Subject: TEI News

    As most of this list's readers will know, the Text Encoding Initiative is an
    international and interdisciplinary standards project, established in 1987
    to develop, maintain, and promulgate hardware- and software-independent
    methods for encoding humanities data in electronic form. In 2001, the TEI
    DTD is widely used in library electronic text collections, electronic
    scholarly editions, and linguistic text-encoding projects.

    The TEI Consortium, a new non-profit membership organization formed in
    December of 2000 to represent, coordinate, and support the user community of
    the Text Encoding Initiative, is pleased to announce the appointment of an
    executive director, Tone Merete Bruvik, Senior Executive Officer and
    Terminologist at the Humanities Information Technologies Center at the
    University of Bergen. Ms. Bruvik has been an active member of the Encoded
    Archival Description (EAD) community in the Malvine (Manuscripts and Letters
    via Integrated Networks in Europe) project (see http://www.malvine.org) and
    she will also be involved in the upcoming LEAF (Linking and Exploring
    Authority Files) project at the HIT Centre, to develop a model architecture
    for a distributed search system harvesting existing name authority
    information (persons and corporate bodies). She will also be involved in
    producing a new historical-critical edition, with commentary, of all of
    Henrik Ibsen's writings, printed and unprinted: plays, poems, articles,
    lectures, letters, drafts and notes. TEI is being used for encoding this
    edition (see http://www.hit.uib.no/english/hi-skrifter-pro-e.htm).

    Ms. Bruvik will report to the new TEI Board of Directors:

    Chair and Host Representative for the University of Virginia: John Unsworth
    Vice-Chair and Representative for the ALLC: Antonio Zampolli
    Secretary and Representative for the ACH: David Chesnutt
    Treasurer and Host Representative for the University of Bergen: Claus
    Representative for the ACL: Jan Hajic
    Host Representative for Brown University: Julia Flanders
    Host Representative for Oxford University: Sebastian Rahtz

    The editorial work of the TEI will be guided by two individuals well known
    to the TEI, SGML and XML community, Lou Burnard (European Editor) and Steven
    DeRose (North American Editor), and by a twelve-member TEI Council, to be
    elected by members. Service on the Council is not limited to members, and
    if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to stand for election
    to the Council, please send nominations to John Unsworth
    <jmu2m@virginia.edu>. Elections will be held later this year.

    The central task of the Board and the Executive Director, at this point in
    the development of the TEI Consortium, is to recruit members. We are
    pleased to announce that the University of Georgia, Northwestern University,
    the University of Michigan, and the University of Pisa have already joined
    the new Consortium, and we actively solicit the assistance of Humanist's
    readers in recruiting additional membership from educational and cultural
    institutions, or units within them. Individual subscribers and corporate
    sponsors are also welcome. Full information on the terms and benefits of
    participation can be found at:


    and a printed (or printable) membership prospectus (including financial
    projections) is available on request from John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
    or Tone Merete Bruvik <tone.bruvik@hit.uib.no>. We will also be happy to
    present this prospectus and discuss the reasons for belonging to the TEI
    Consortium with librarians, provosts, and other institutional
    decision-makers to whom you direct us.

    Please join us in building a membership base to sustain the important work
    of the TEI, and please nominate those you think would be effective as
    members of the TEI Council.

    For general enquiries: info@tei-c.org
    Membership enquiries: membership@tei-c.org
    Queries or suggestions about the website: web@tei-c.org

    Membership queries may also be addressed by telephone to the TEI Executive
    Offices at +47 55 58 29 54 or +47 55 58 42 22.

    John Unsworth

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