Text encoded under the Standard Generalized Markup Language has become the de facto standard for creating electronic text. We will use the Text Encoding Initiative¹s markup to create an SGML archive for samples from each edition. From the archive, we will create both CD-ROM and Internet models. The work as been organized in six phases of six months each.
In phase one, the coordinators will visit each project to assess the types of documents, the project¹s work process, its computer resources, and to develop a sense of its scholarly objectives. The Steering Committee will then develop guidelines for meeting both the scholarly and technological issues.
In phase two, the coordinators will work with individual projects to develop subsets of the TEI markup and explore and develop software solutions for automating the encoding.
In phase three, the Steering Committee will evaluate and refine the markup and the coordinators and project staffs will encode the full samples, making adjustments and refining the process as needed.
In phase four, the coordinators will integrate the SGML archive with an appropriate delivery system to create a CD-ROM of the models. Project editors will be consulted regularly during this process. EBT¹s DynaText and SoftQuad¹s Explorer are typical of the delivery systems to be evaluated.
In phase five, the coordinators will integrate the SGML archive with an appropriate delivery system to create an Internet version of the models. Project editors will be consulted regularly during this process. Mapping the encoding to HTML for delivery on the World Wide Web is currently the most viable path. The Steering Committee will then determine the most effective approach to documenting the project in one or more casebooks.
In phase six, we will produce the documentation which will encompass 1) an explanation of the scholarly apparatus; 2) encoding guidelines and methodology; 3) preparation and delivery of the models.
This page was last updated October 16, 1995