TEI by ExampleAboutRon Van den BrandenEdward VanhoutteMelissa TerrasAssociation for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)Centre for Data, Culture and Society, University of Edinburgh, UKCentre for Digital Humanities (CDH), University College London, UKCentre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), King’s College London, UKCentre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) , Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, BelgiumCentre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB)Royal Academy of Dutch Language and LiteratureKoningstraat 189000 GentBelgiumctb@kantl.beEdward VanhoutteMelissa TerrasCentre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) , Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, BelgiumCentre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) , Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, BelgiumGentCentre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB)Royal Academy of Dutch Language and LiteratureKoningstraat 189000 GentBelgium
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9 July 2010TEI by Example.Edward VanhoutteeditorRon Van den BrandeneditorMelissa Terraseditor
TEI by Example offers a series of freely available online tutorials walking individuals through the different stages in marking up a document in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). Besides a general introduction to text encoding, step-by-step tutorial modules provide example-based introductions to eight different aspects of electronic text markup for the humanities. Each tutorial module is accompanied with a dedicated examples section, illustrating actual TEI encoding practise with real-life examples. The theory of the tutorial modules can be tested in interactive tests and exercises.
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About the TEI by Example Project
The Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature and the Centre for Data, Culture and Society of the University of Edinburgh have been pleased to revise and upgrade these tutorials for those wishing to learn TEI by Example. Featuring freely available online tutorials walking individuals through the different stages in marking up a document in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), these online tutorials will provide examples for users of all levels. Examples are provided of different document types, with varying degrees in the granularity of markup, to provide a useful teaching and reference aid for those involved in the marking up of texts. These tutorials are relevant to the trainers of TEI, the students of TEI, the text encoding community and digital humanities community in general.
These tutorials were originally developed in 2006 by The Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) of King’s College London, and the Department of Information Studies of University College London. Small project funding was received from the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC, now the European Association of Digital Humanities). A fully online version was made available on this website from Spring 2009. Since then, the tutorials have been used in Digital Humanities courses worldwide. In Summer 2020, the original team behind TEI by Example have fully updated these training materials, to align them to recent developments in the TEI guidelines, and to ensure that the infrastructure that hosts these tutorials is upgraded, with small grant funding from the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The original aims of the project were to undertake:
the creation and on-line delivery of a TEI by Example course for teaching TEI in higher education and workshops.the creation and on-line delivery of a software toolkit for teaching text encodingthe documentation of the methodology, workflow, and findings of the project in a project report
The deliverables of the project were:
on-line tutorials TEI by Examplea printable PDF version of the tutorials TEI by Examplean on-line software toolkit for text encodinga project report which could be published in the project reports section of LLC or DHQ, and on the ALLC website
The 2020 revision of the tutorials has:
Revised TBE website and content and refresh and update where needed.Updated TBE module 8 on Customising TEI, ODD, Roma to reflect changes introduced with the Pure ODD approach since release 3.0.0 of the TEI Guidelines.Investigation and setup of git workflow in preparation for this migration to a publicly available repository on GitHub or GitLab.Adapted hosting infrastructure to accommodate translations into other languages.Investigated a visual refresh of TBE accommodating responsiveness.
Project Management and Project Team
The project management team consists of the project leaders Melissa Terras and Edward Vanhoutte.
The project team consists of the project management team and Ron Van den Branden, the executive project officer.
Founding International Advisory Committee (2006-2020)
Editor TEI Guidelines - Programmer/Analyst - Brown University Women Writers Project - US Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Miguel Hernández University - ES Aksis, Department of Culture, Language and Information Technology, UNIFOB AS - NO Editor TEI Guidelines - Assistant Director Oxford University Computing Services - UK Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna - IT Oxford Text Archive, Oxford University Computing Services - UK Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, Københavns Universitet - DK Past-Chair TEI-Consortium - Women Writers Project, Brown University - US Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London - GB Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London - UK Director School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London - GB National Library of Norway - NO Director. Digital Humanities Observatory. Royal Academy of Ireland - IE Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing - Associate Professor of English, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria - CA Book and Publishing / Engelse taal en cultuur, Leiden University - NL Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - US School of Library Archive and Information Studies, University College London - UK Past-Chair TEI Technical Council - Associate Professor, Documentation and Information Center for Chinese Studies, Institute for Research in Humanities Kyoto University - JP Past-Chair TEI Consortium - Faculty Technology Services, New York University - US
International Advisory Committee 2020
School of English, University of Leeds – UKEditor TEI GuidelinesSchool of English, Newcastle University - UKClassical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Saskatchewan – CanadaDepartment of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - USAEuropeana Foundation, Den Haag - NetherlandsInformation Services Group, University of Edinburgh – UKDigital Humanities Innovation Lab, Simon Fraser University - CanadaDepartment of English, University of Saskatchewan - CanadaDepartamento de Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Jaén - Spain
Reports and Minutes
[TBE-R001] - TEI by Example, initial report, 2006/06/09. [PDF] [TBE-R002] - TEI by Example, intermediate report, 2008/11/25. [PDF] [TBE-ALLC-2008] - TEI by Example, intermediate report to the ALLC, 2008/11/25. [PDF] [TBE-ALLC-2009] - TEI by Example, intermediate report to the ALLC, 2009/11/25. [PDF] [TBE-ALLC-2010] - TEI by Example, intermediate report to the ALLC, 2010/07/05. [PDF]
[TBE-M001] - TEI by Example project team meeting, KANTL, 2006/12/01. [PDF] [TBE-M002] - TEI by Example project team meeting, KANTL, 2007/03/05. [PDF]
Papers and Posters
[TBE-PA01]- Terras, Melissa, Ron Van den Branden, Ron & Edward Vanhoutte. 2009. Teaching TEI: The Need for TEI by Example. Literary and Linguistic Computing24 (3): 297–306. 10.1093/llc/fqp018. [Preprint version].
[TBE-P002] - Van den Branden, Ron, Edward Vanhoutte, and Melissa Terras. TEI by Example: Pedagogical Approaches Used in the Construction of Online Digital Humanities Tutorials. Poster. Digital Humanities 2008. Oulu (Finland), Universiy of Oulu, 26 Juni, 2008. Abstract published in Digital Humanities 2008. Book of Abstracts., L.L. Opas-Hänninen, M. Jokelainen, I. Juuso, T. Seppänen (eds.). Oulu: University of Oulu. 282–283. [Poster][TBE-P001] - Terras, Melissa, Ron Van den Branden, and Edward Vanhoutte. 2007TEI by Example. Poster. Digital Humanities 2007. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (US): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8 juni 2007. Abstract published in Digital Humanities 2007. Conference Abstracts. S. Schmidt, R. Siemens, A. Kumar, J. Unsworth (eds.). Illinois: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. 228–229. [Poster][Abstract].
Citing TEI by Example
If you cite TEI by Example, please do so as follows:
Melissa Terras, Edward Vanhoutte, and Ron Van den Branden. TEI by Example. https://teibyexample.org ([Date of access]).