15.494 TEI call for participation

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 494.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 07:28:30 +0000
             From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
             Subject: TEI call for participation

    Call for Participation: Migrating TEI Resources to XML

    The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium has been funded by the National
    Endowment for the Humanities' Division of Preservation and Access to
    conduct a two-year project to provide XML support in TEI. The first phase
    of this project has been the production of P4, the XML-compliant revision
    of the TEI Guidelines that will be published this spring. The second phase
    will explore the issues involved in migrating large bodies of existing TEI
    resources from SGML to XML. To do this, the TEI will convene a workgroup
    in which selected experts and editors (8 people, total) will work closely
    with representatives from projects with significant TEI SGML holdings
    (another 10 people) to diagnose and document the problems, methods, and
    tools necessary to design and effect a migration from SGML to XML, in
    TEI. The workgroup will be funded (travel and expenses) for a one start-up
    meeting with editors and experts only; one mid-term meeting with project
    representatives; one final meeting with editors and experts; participation
    by a technical writer for four months; participation by TEI editors and the
    TEI executive director for two months; two one-day meetings for 8 people;
    and one two-day meeting for 18 people.

    The TEI Council will appoint the workgroup, and its chair, not later than
    March 15th, 2002, but it would like to invite members of the SGML, XML, and
    TEI communities to volunteer as participants in this project. If you wish
    to volunteer, please contact


    by Friday, February 28th, and identify yourself as a TEI expert, a data
    migration expert, or a representative of a project with significant TEI
    SGML holdings, and provide the Council with a brief account of your

    John Unsworth
    Chair, TEI Council & TEI Consortium

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