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The McGill library chapbook project: a case study in TEI encoding

Title

The McGill library chapbook project: a case study in TEI encoding

Subject

Digital humanities

Description

This paper presents a case study of utilizing the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) format to encode rare and special collections at the McGill University library. The theme of this case study is the TEI’s flexible encoding format that was able to meet the objectives of the digital archives. The authors present a brief introduction into the scope of the project along with allocated resources. Next, the digitizing process is outlined, incorporating how the TEI encoding format was modified for the special format of chapbooks. The authors included a new subject categorization scheme in the metadata; this scheme was generally recognized in literature. Two major challenges were reported: assigning a large number of encoding elements and each level’s detail. Overall, the project was a success providing 933 texts available for the general public.

Creator

Rankin, Sharon and Lees, Casey

Publisher

OCLC Systems & Services

Date

2015-09-03

Contributor

Raible, John

Type

Journal

Bibliographic Citation

Rankin, Sharon, and Casey Lees. "The McGill Library Chapbook Project: A Case Study in TEI Encoding." OCLC Systems & Services 31.3 (2015): 134-43. Web.

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Citation

Rankin, Sharon and Lees, Casey , “The McGill library chapbook project: a case study in TEI encoding,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/271.