16.186 TEI training session at Members' meeting

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 186.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 07:44:26 -0700
             From: Syd Bauman <Syd_Bauman@Brown.edu>
             Subject: Announcement of TEI training at the Memebers' Meeting

    A pre-meeting TEI workshop will be held the day before the Members'
    Meeting in Chicago (see http://www.tei-c.org/Publicity/chicago.html
    for information on the TEI Members' Meeting). Here is the information
    about the workshop itself.

    This training session will use a case study model to provide advice
    and discussion on specific topics in text encoding, based on real-
    world problems supplied by the participants. The session is aimed at
    those responsible for designing their project's encoding system. It
    will provide a valuable opportunity to take a focused look at a par-
    ticular problem or set of problems, in a group of knowledgeable peers
    guided by TEI experts. Participants are expected to have some basic
    familiarity with the TEI. The session will focus on the encoding of
    literary and cultural documents, interpreted broadly.

    The session will last from 1 to 6 pm on Thursday, October 10. Each
    participant will be asked to bring a problem or encoding challenge
    from their own project. The session will begin with a general discus-
    sion of the topics raised, followed by focused attention to each
    particular case in turn. The instructors will address each partici-
    pant's questions in depth and also draw comparisons among the projects
    represented. The goal of the session will be not only to answer the
    participants' specific questions, but also to place them in the con-
    text of issues such as retrieval, data interchange, and long-term
    project goals. Any issues that are still unresolved at the end of the
    session may be discussed further with the instructors via email.

    The session can accommodate a maximum of 20 participants, and will be
    led by three instructors. The instructors are Julia Flanders, Director
    of the Women Writers Project; Syd Bauman, North American Editor of the
    TEI; and Terry Catapano, Electronic Text Manager at the New York
    Public Library.

    The deadline for applications is September 20, and you will be
    notified by September 24 whether or not you have been accepted. While
    applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis,
    in the event there are more applicants than can be accommodated,
    Consortium members and subscribers will be given preference over
    non-members. The fee for the session is $50 for TEI members and
    subscribers, and $100 for non-members.

    To apply, please send the following information to

    * Your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number
    * The project you work with (a URL would be helpful)
    * A paragraph describing your project's work (the materials you're
        encoding, the audience you're serving, the aims of your encoding)
    * A paragraph describing the particular encoding problem you wish to
        bring to the session.

    If your application is accepted, you will also be asked to send an
    encoded sample and a copy of your DTD.

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