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Teaching TEI: The Need for TEI by Example

Terras, M; Van den Branden, R; Vanhoutte, E; (2009) Teaching TEI: The Need for TEI by Example. Literary and Linguistic Computing , 24 (3) 297 - 306. 10.1093/llc/fqp018. Green open access

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The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)1 has provided a complex and comprehensive system of provisions for scholarly text encoding. Although a major focus of the ‘digital humanities’ domain, and despite much teaching effort by the TEI community, there is a lack of teaching materials available, which would encourage the adoption of the TEI's recommendations and the widespread use of its text encoding guidelines in the wider academic community. This article describes the background, plans, and aims of the TEI by Example project, and why we believe it is a necessary addition to the materials currently provided by the TEI itself. The teaching materials currently available are not suited to the needs of self directed learners, and the development of stand alone, online tutorials in the TEI are an essential addition to the extant resources, in order to encourage and facilitate the uptake of TEI by both individuals and institutions.

Type: Article
Title: Teaching TEI: The Need for TEI by Example
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqp018
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqp018
Language: English
Additional information: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Literary and Linguistic Computing following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Terras, M and Van den Branden, R and Vanhoutte, E (2009) Teaching TEI: The Need for TEI by Example. Literary and Linguistic Computing , 24 (3) 297 - 306 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqp018
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/171067
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