This syllabus outlines the major subjects for each day. Each morning will start with a brief review and reminder of the salient features of the previous day.
am: Introductions/Projects A Practical Introduction to SGML and XML
pm: Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD
am: Scanning -- a hands-on session
pm: Discussion of text creation procedures
am: The Great Transcription: using the TEI Guidelines for manuscript materials.
pm: Data control and MARC interchange: the Text Encoding Initiative header Transcription and mark-up issues.
am: Another form of SGML: the Encoded Archival Descriptions DTD (we will build an EAD guide for our collection of letters). Digital images of textual items: creation, manipulation, uses, and control.
pm: Visit to Special Collections. Text analysis software.
am: The Great Parsing: validating TEI documents. Our texts go on-line Friday lunchtime.
pm: SGML as an interchange format: automated TEI to HTML conversion. The final product and review.