The revised "TEI Text Encoding in Libraries: Guidelines for Best Encoding Practices," currently in draft form, contain updated versions of the widely adopted encoding 'levels' - from fully automated conversion to content analysis and scholarly encoding. They also contain a substantially revised section on the TEI Header, designed to support interoperability between text collections and the use of complementary metadata schemas such as MARC and METS. The new Guidelines also reflect an organizational shift. Originally authored by the DLF-sponsored TEI Task Force, the current revision work is a partnership between members of the Task Force and the TEI Libraries SIG. As a result of this partnership, responsibility for the Guidelines will migrate to the SIG, allowing closer work with the TEI Consortium as a whole and a stronger basis for advocating for the needs of libraries in future TEI releases.
The draft of the revised Guidelines for Best Encoding Practices (version 3.0) are open for public comment from April 22, 2009 to May 6, 2009.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The Text Encoding Initiative has a proposed revision their guidelines available for comment.