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.
Monday: am Introductions/Projects A Practical Introduction to SGML and XML pm Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD
Tuesday: am Discussion of text creation procedures pm Scanning -- a hands-on session
Wednesday: 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.
Thursday: 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.
Friday: 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 fmal product and review.