TEI: Learning the Basics

Digital Humanities Skills Building Workshop Series: 

TEI: Learning the Basics

Date: 21 April, 2017
Time: 10:00AM - 12:30AM
Place: Koerner Library, Rm 216

Places are limited so please do register today!

This workshop will introduce you to text encoding in the context of digital archives and digital humanities. After this workshop you will be able to:

Explain importance of text encoding for digital humanities
Illustrate applications of TEI
Explain what the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is
Describe the main components of the TEI-XML scheme
Apply the basic elements of TEI-XML to encode a literary text using the oXygen XML Editor
Find online resources to continue learning about TEI and text encoding for digital humanities

Bring your own laptop. A few days before the workshop, you will have to install the free 30-day trial version of <oXygen/>, a popular XML Editor that supports TEI. The link for downloading the editor is:
http://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/download_oxygenxml_editor.html. Make sure that you download the corresponding version according to your operating system (Windows 32- or 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.8 and later, etc.)

The instructor: Richard Arias-Hernandez

Richard Arias-Hernandez is a Lecturer at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (The iSchool@UBC), University of British Columbia. He joined UBC in 2013, after 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the SCIENCE lab, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research includes ethnographic studies of information technology (IT) design, human-information interaction in visual analytics, and social and cultural studies of computer-supported collaborative work. Past research and publications have centered in the following domains: information systems designs for social justice, visual analytics for public health, visual analytics for emergency management, and visual analytics for aircraft safety engineering. His current research is on digital collections, postcolonial perspectives for digital archives, and linked data for digital libraries and archives.