[Humanist] 23.57 events: TEI Summer School

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 57.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 11:29:39 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at OUCS.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: TEI Summer School: Time running out for 25% Discount!


Just a reminder that there is a 25% discount if you pay before 1 June!

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The TEI at Oxford team is pleased to announce that we are now taking 
bookings for our annual summer school.

Dates: Monday 20 July - Friday 24 July
Venue: Oxford University Computing Services

Full information and online booking: 
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/rts/events/2009-07/index.xml

This five-day course combines in-depth coverage of the latest version of 
the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines for the encoding of 
digital text with hands-on practical exercises in their application. If 
you are a project manager, research assistant, or encoder working on any 
kind of project concerned with the creation or management of digital 
text or metadata, this course is for you.

You should be generally computer literate (web, email, word-processors) 
for this course. You may already be broadly familiar with the idea of 
textual editing, perhaps (but not necessarily) with some experience of 
producing HTML web pages, or of traditional scholarly editing. You 
should be enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by digital 
technologies and keen to learn more. You should be prepared to get your 
hands dirty at the keyboard and you should not be afraid of a little 
technical jargon.

At the end of the course we hope to have given you:

   1. a good grounding in the theoretical issues underlying the use of
      text markup, XML in particular;
   2. an understanding of the purpose and principles of the Text
      Encoding Initiative;
   3. a survey of the full range of modules constituting the TEI's
      current Recommendations;
   4. experience of how the TEI scheme can be customized for particular
      applications, and internationalized for different languages.
   5. an introduction to some of the tools and methods in which TEI
      documents are published and processed

Using OUCS' excellent teaching facilities, we will also provide you with 
practical experience in:

    * using online tools to build, verify, and document a TEI-conformant
      schema
    * using XML editing software to
          o create new encoded texts
          o standardize existing digital texts
    * using a variety of web-based and desktop tools to display and
      analyse TEI documents

The course will be taught by the TEI at Oxford team: Lou Burnard, James 
Cummings, and Sebastian Rahtz, with the assistance of other invited TEI 
experts.

-- 
Dr James Cummings, Research Technologies Service, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk





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