In this class we will be looking at the guidelines for encoding medieval manuscripts developed by the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). Shawn Hawkins (College of the Humanities) likely be coming to talk to us about his ongoing collaboration to develop a digital edition of a fifteenth-century commentary on the Roman poet Catullus.
Read to Understand What TEI is:
For a sense of what TEI is about take a look at Lou Burnard's short Open Edition What is the Text Encoding Initiative: How to add intelligent markup to digital resources . All in, this text runs to 114 pages, so read from the "Introduction" until the end of "Varieties of textual structure". Please read the whole thing if you get intrigued.
Andrew Dunning (UToronto) has put together an introduction to tools for authoring digital critical editions, including LaTex, Classical Text Editor and TEI.
And he has produced this VERY useful introduction to transcribing ms in TEI. This is the most important reading to get through carefully.
In class and for homework, you will begin your first TEI edition by following this DLL training session.