Digital Archiving Resources

TEI: Text Encoding Initiative.

Title

TEI: Text Encoding Initiative.

Subject

Digital humanities

Description

The Text Encoding Initiative website gives straightforward instruction and detailed documentation on TEI, a subset of the XML markup language. The site provides a downloadable version of the TEI P5 Guidelines that gives a comprehensive overview of how to use markup language to encode primary sources within archives to make them accessible on the Web. The website also contains customized variations of TEI markups based on the needs of various disciplines that can be downloaded or adapted for particular projects. By adopting this standard language, users can harness the power of search engines by encoding “machine-readable texts.”

The website also includes training resources, examples of how other institutions have implemented projects, and a wide variety of technical documentation. The TEI website is a valuable resource for learning and understanding the basics as well as the advanced application of text encoding and the broader XML language. Any digital practitioner developing their skill should make this one of their first studies.

Creator

TEI Consortium

Publisher

Text Encoding Initiative

Date

2015

Contributor

Robert Clarke

Type

Website

Bibliographic Citation

“TEI: Text Encoding Initiative.” http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml. Accessed September 17, 2015.

Local URL

http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml.

Files

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Collection

Citation

TEI Consortium, “TEI: Text Encoding Initiative.,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/281.