TEI by Example Module 2: The TEI Header Ron Van den Branden Edward Vanhoutte Melissa Terras Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) Centre for Data, Culture and Society, University of Edinburgh, UK Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH), University College London, UK Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), King’s College London, UK Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) , Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Belgium
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Edward Vanhoutte Melissa Terras
Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) , Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Belgium Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) , Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Belgium Gent
Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB) Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature Koningstraat 18 9000 Gent Belgium

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9 July 2010
TEI by Example. Edward Vanhoutte editor Ron Van den Branden editor Melissa Terras editor

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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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Module 2: The TEI Header

Have a close look at the following title page of On the Origin of Species (Darwin 1859):

On THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. By CHARLES DARWIN, M.A., fellow of the royal, geological, linnaean, etc., sicieties; author of 'ournal of researches during H.M.S. Beagle's voyage round the world.' LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET. 1859? The right of Translation is reserved. Facsimile of the title page of On the Origin of Species

Encode a title statement for this text. Provide a source description for this text. Complete this to a minimal TEI header. Describe the fact that end-of-line hyphenation has been removed in the electronic edition. Document your changes to the encoding.
Darwin, Charles. 1859. On the Origin of Species. London: John Murray. Facsimile of the title page freely available on Wikipedia at .