[tei-council] Fwd: reviving the TEI Physical Bibliography Work Group

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Sun Dec 4 17:31:18 EST 2011

It would be interested to know a bit more about the scope of these 
chaps' lamentations. I noticed a few tweets from Andrew Prescott at 
HASTAC but nothing which gave  me much sense of their argument. Were you 

I would hope that our recent work on revising PH goes some way towards 
meeting what I imagine to be their basic criticism, but who knows in the 
absence of any actual discussion.

On 04/12/11 19:58, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> Gang,
> In Paris we agreed that I would contact Paul Schaffner and Markus
> Flatscher to ask them to pick up this work.  They haven't responded, but
> yesterday at HASTAC 2011 two literature Ph.D. students presented on some
> work on physical bibliography in the TEI, in which they lamented the
> TEI's perceived lack of support in this area.  Andrew Prescott relayed
> some clarifying tweets from Lou, James, and me, and I spoke with the
> presenters afterwards, inviting them to take on this work with some
> guidance from me.  They both seemed keen to do so.  Will keep you
> posted, though you may end up hearing directly from them on TEI-L.
> Kevin
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: reviving the TEI Physical Bibliography Work Group
> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 21:10:48 -0500
> From: Kevin Hawkins<kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info>
> To: pfschaffner at umich.edu, markus.flatscher at virginia.edu
> Hi Paul and Markus,
> At the TEI Council meeting recently in Paris, it was mentioned that
> there was once a Physical Bibliography Work Group (
> http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Workgroups/PB/ ) that never completed
> its recommended revisions to P5.  You were mentioned as people with an
> interest in this topic who might be interested in reviving this work and
> completing it, but we also think an open call on TEI-L for participants
> would be good.
> What do you think?
> Kevin

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