Examples for Module 2: The TEI Header

1. Desiderius Erasmus: Colloquia familiaria

This example features the TEI header for the transcription of Colloquia familiaria, a series of colloquia written by Desiderius Erasmus. They are encoded and made available by the Stoa Consortium, University of Kentucky.
This is an excellent example of a TEI header. The file description provides the minimal information sections about the title and responsibilities of the electronic text, its publication, and its source. Editorial principles are documented in <encodingDesc>, which also has a statement about sampling decisions in <samplingDesc> (see the TEI Guidelines section 2.3.2 The Sampling Declaration). It also contains a formal declaration of a reference system, for which it makes use of <refState/> elements (see the TEI Guidelines, section 2.3.5.3 Milestone Method). Two classification systems are declared in <classDecl>: Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification. The next header section, <profileDesc>, contains the actual classification of the text according to both systems, in <textClass>. This is a nice illustration of two classification strategies: using natural language keywords (<keywords>) or abstract classification codes (<classCode>). Also, the languages of the text are formally declared in <langUsage>. Finally, a complete revision history is available in <revisionDesc>.
<teiHeader>
<fileDesc>
<titleStmt>
<title>Colloquia familiaria</title>
<author>Desiderius Erasmus</author>
<respStmt>
<resp>Encoded by</resp>
<name xml:id="JN">Jennifer K. Nelson</name>
<name xml:id="GE">Gretche Ermer</name>
</respStmt>
<principal>A. Ross Scaife</principal>
<sponsor>Cultural Heritage Language Technologies</sponsor>
<funder>NSF-EU</funder>
</titleStmt>
<publicationStmt>
<pubPlace>Lexington, KY</pubPlace>
<publisher>Stoa Consortium</publisher>
<address>
<addrLine>Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures</addrLine>
<addrLine>1055 Patterson Office Tower</addrLine>
<addrLine>University of Kentucky</addrLine>
<addrLine>Lexington, KY 40506-0027</addrLine>
<addrLine>url:http://www.stoa.org</addrLine>
</address>
<date>2002-09-05</date>
</publicationStmt>
<sourceDesc>
<biblStruct>
<monogr>
<author>Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536</author>
<title type="main">Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami colloquia familiaria</title>
<title type="subordinate">ad optimarum editionum fidem diligenter emendata, cum succincta difficiliorum explanatione</title>
<edition>Ed. stereotypa</edition>
<imprint>
<pubPlace>Lipsiae</pubPlace>
<publisher>sumptibus Ottonis Holtze</publisher>
<date>1867-1872</date>
</imprint>
<extent>771 p. (2 vols) ; 15 cm.</extent>
</monogr>
</biblStruct>
</sourceDesc>
</fileDesc>
<encodingDesc>
<samplingDecl>
<p>Editorial notes in the Holtze edition have not been reproduced</p>
</samplingDecl>
<editorialDecl>
<normalization method="silent">
<p>Original punctuation conventions in the Holtze edition have been retained as much as possible</p>
</normalization>
<hyphenation eol="none">
<p>Hyphenated words that appear at the end of the line in the Holtze edition have been reformed</p>
</hyphenation>
<interpretation>
<p>Italics are recorded without interpretation</p>
</interpretation>
</editorialDecl>
<refsDecl>
<refState unit="colloquium"/>
<refState unit="topic"/>
</refsDecl>
<classDecl>
<taxonomy xml:id="lcsh">
<bibl>Library of Congress Subject Headings</bibl>
</taxonomy>
<taxonomy xml:id="lc">
<bibl>Library of Congress Classification</bibl>
</taxonomy>
</classDecl>
</encodingDesc>
<profileDesc>
<langUsage>
<language ident="la">Latin</language>
<language ident="grc">Ancient Greek</language>
</langUsage>
<textClass>
<keywords scheme="#lcsh">
<list>
<item>Dialogues, Latin (Medieval and modern)</item>
<item>Folly -- Early works to 1800</item>
</list>
</keywords>
<classCode scheme="#lc">PA8501</classCode>
</textClass>
</profileDesc>
<revisionDesc>
<change when="2004-03-01" who="#GE">[ed] added text of "De utilitate colloquiorum ad lectorem"</change>
<change when="2003-10-14" who="#JN">[ed] expanded TEI header to include more information, e.g. LC subject headings and LC classification</change>
<change when="2002-09-01" who="#JN">[markup]: began tei-compliant markup</change>
</revisionDesc>
</teiHeader>
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Bibliography

[1] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Erasmus, Desiderius (1867-1872). Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami colloquia familiaria. Lipsiae: sumptibus Ottonis Holtze. Encoded and made available by the Stoa Consortium, University of Kentucky at http://www.stoa.org/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2003.02.0006
[2] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of a letter by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1885). Encoded and made available by the Lincoln Electronic Text Center of the University of Nebraska at http://higginson.unl.edu/letters/LC1885k07.html
[3] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Marlowe, Christopher (1616). The Tragedie of Doctor Faustus. Encoded and made available by the Perseus Digital Library. Available online at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.03.0011
[4] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Islam, Mubina (2004). A Selection of Sonnets: electronic edition encoded in XML with a TEI DTD. Unpublished Master's Dissertation, London: University College London (based on Alexander, Peter (1978) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. London: Collins.).
[5] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Whitman, Walt, After the Argument, a manuscript encoded and made available by the Walt Whitman Archive at http://www.whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/transcriptions/loc.00001.html.
[6] Based on a TEI P3 SGML encoding of Wilde, Oscar, The Importance of Being Earnest. Encoded and made available by CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork. Available online at ftp://ftp.ucc.ie/pub/celt/texts/E850003.002.sgml.
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