[tei-council] looking for TEI gray literature in need of encoding

Martin Mueller martin.mueller at mac.com
Fri Mar 11 09:16:00 EST 2011


I'm forwarding this to the Board as you requested.

There is a lot of good stuff in the listserv, and I have sometimes
wondered whether it might be a good idea to identify the threads that
carry a lot of intellectual or technical substance, edit them, and give
them a permanent home.  That's probably a task beyond an undergraduate,
but a slowly growing archive of the "the best from the list" in a lightly
edited format might be a useful contribution on the outreach front.


On 3/10/11 4:45 PM, "Kevin Hawkins" <kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info>

>The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of
>Michigan is actively seeking internship opportunities for their
>undergraduate students, so the University Library agreed to allow me to
>pay an intern who will encode gray literature from the TEI Consortium
>that needs archiving on the TEI website.  That is, the Council, SIGs,
>and other working groups occasionally find that they produce minutes,
>reports, and other documents scattered in various places, and while many
>of these groups have moved to using wiki.tei-c.org instead of
>www.tei-c.org for convenience of creating and editing, there may be
>cases where it would be more appropriate to have a fixed TEI version of
>a document for safekeeping on www.tei-c.org, uet nobody has the time to
>encode these documents in TEI.
>The intern begins this Friday and will work on this part-time through
>the end of April or until we run out documents wanting to be encoded.  I
>already have one document for her to start on -- the TEI Council meeting
>minutes from Dublin -- but am looking for others.
>I'm asking Council for other such documents before going to SIGs or to
>TEI-L since I think it's fair to say that it's important for the TEI
>Consortium to have a record of Council decisions all in one place (and
>not fragmented, as the record will quickly become).
>Martin, if you'd like to share this with the Board as well (in case
>there are Board records in need of encoding), feel free to.
>If I get too many requests, I will attempt to prioritize the work in
>case she can't get through everything.
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