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Using and Customizing TEI Boilerplate

A Catapult Center Workshop

Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00pm

Wells Library Information Commons Cluster 1

Catapult Center Workshops: Basic Skills in the Digital Humanities



March 3, 2014 (Monday)
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (with break)
Wells Library Information Commons Cluster 1

Text encoding generally and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) specifically are foundational conceptual and technical frameworks for the field of digital humanities. The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium is a membership organization that supports the development, maintenance, and use of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. The Guidelines are a mature conceptual and technical model for representing text and documents and data of interest to humanities scholars.

TEI Boilerplate (http://teiboilerplate.org/) is an open source, lightweight and simple solution for publishing styled TEI P5 content directly in modern browsers. With TEI Boilerplate, TEI XML files can be served directly to the web without server-side processing or translation to HTML. TEI Boilerplate performs a very simple XSLT 1.0 translation that embeds the TEI document inside an HTML shell. This embedding largely preserves the integrity of the TEI document while also allowing TEI users to use CSS and JavaScript to style the TEI content directly, manipulate TEI data, build and design interfaces, and add functionality. CSS and JavaScript skills are relatively common and widely known, and one goal of TEI Boilerplate is to provide a simple TEI publishing framework that can be used and customized by TEI users who have basic web development skills but who lack advanced XSLT knowledge. Much more detail about TEI Boilerplate–including demos, documentation, and downloads–may be found at http://teiboilerplate.org/.

The tutorial will cover basic use and configuration of TEI Boilerplate and also customization of TEI Boilerplate with CSS and JavaScript. The tutorial will include example data, and participants will also have an opportunity to work with their own data.

TEI Boilerplate was released in 2012 and remains in active development. A new 1.1 version with support for facsimile page images was released in April, 2013. TEI Boilerplate has been adopted for TEI training, classroom use, and in a variety TEI projects.

Participants should be familiar with XML and TEI and should are encouraged to bring samples of their own TEI work to the workshop.

Register today for this free workshop at www.indiana.edu/~catapult/workshops.shtml