CDLI Anouncement: Markup Proposals
June 1, 2001
From: Robert K. Englund
New web pages of the CDLI
The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (Los Angeles/Berlin) would like to announce the presentation of new home and entry pages to its current files at http://cdli.ucla.edu/.
European mirror: http://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/
We wish to draw particular attention to the proposals of the CDLI for conventionalized cuneiform text markup and simplified transliteration entry described at http://cdli.ucla.edu/cdli_methods.html. Comments and suggestions concerning the DTD listed under "Cuneiform text markup", and the text entry proposal at "Data entry conventions" derived from it, would be welcome and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Both proposals follow upon the programming meeting of the CDLI in March 2001 at UCLA attended by Peter Damerow and Jochen Buettner (Berlin), Steve Tinney (Philadelphia), Madeleine Fitzgerald, Jacob Dahl, Wayne Miller, Terry Ryan and Bob Englund (Los Angeles). The current XML proposal was written by Tinney in conformance with the archival standards of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.
We are currently transferring our transliteration files to this archival standard, and developing a body of implementation experience in the process; an initial block of reformatted texts, consisting of the transliterations of the Berlin Vorderasiatisches Museum (VAM) tablets published in Or. 47-49, will be inserted into our pages in the coming weeks, together with the first presentation of a major cuneiform collection on the internet, that of the 4th and 3rd millennium B.C. tablets in the VAM.
For the staff and associates of the project:
Robert Englund, University of California at Los Angeles
Peter Damerow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Steve Tinney, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "Encoding and Markup for Texts of the Ancient Near East."