Designed for students majoring in the Digital Media, Arts, and Technology major, this course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of encoding electronic texts for the humanities. We will introduce you to the theory and practice of text encoding using Extensible Markup Language (XML). We will be focusing on encoding through the scheme most humanities projects utilize, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), one of the oldest and most robust text encoding schemes available. We will also introduce you to the practicalities of transforming XML documents through Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSLT) for presentation online. This course is also designed for individuals who are contemplating participating on a text encoding project at the graduate or undergraduate level. You will gain a better understand the philosophy, theory, and practicalities of encoding in XML using the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines.
No previous knowledge of XML or the TEI is necessary, but a familiarity with HTML would be useful.
Training in these skills for those working in the humanities is not readily available at the undergraduate level, but both academics and advanced students are increasingly aware of the need to bring their work into line with that of colleagues elsewhere implementing more advanced technologies. Throughout the course, applications to digital archiving: poetry, prose, epistolary material, genetic editing, image based editing will be demonstrated.Next Page: Previous Page: