Florentina Armaselu – DHLab, Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), Luxembourg [email protected]1 www.cvce.eu From a Small-Scale Digital Edition to a TEI Publication Framework in Modern European History Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Conference and Members’ Meeting. Connect, Animate, Innovate. 28 to 31 Octobre 2015. Université Lumière Lyon 2
2. Transviewer, towards a TEI publication framework
Part I The WEU-DIPLO pilot project
1. Goal: XML-TEI encoding, corpus analysis and Web publication of institutional documents of the W.E.U. (Western European Union):• Topics: armament production, standardization, control in the period from 1954 to 1982;• Source: Archives nationales de Luxembourg, W.E.U collection.
2. Initial format: • digitized versions (JPG) of typewritten materials (one file per page).
Transviewer experiments– digital facsimile/transcription side-by-side view. Werner – handwritten notes
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Transviewer experiments (simulation) – video/audio and transcription synchronisation. Werner - interviews
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Transviewer features – panels layouts
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Transviewer features – transcription format
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Transviewer features – panels interlinking
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Part III Discussion
“By teaching an edition how to swim, I mean endowing an edition not only with a store of factual knowledge concerning the work presented, but also with the capability of dealing gracefully with the mutability of the electronic medium, by exploiting the possibilities for reader-controlled changes to the edition’s presentation and by adapting successfully to rapid changes in the hardware and software environment.” (Sperberg-McQueen, 2009)
1. Transviewer prototype questions:• flexible enough to support different types of documents in
European integration history and different user requirements; • modular architecture to allow gradual development and
customisation according to the needs of the projects;• balance manual interventions/automatic processing (XSLT, NER);• XML transformation on the fly (no need for intermediary
formats/steps, changes to the XML already part of the publication).
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3. Issues: • BookReader – use of an older version of jQuery library;• non-uniform support of Saxon-CE for XSLT 2.0 transformation in the
browsers;• need for batch conversion to XML-TEI (potential adaptation of
OxGarage for batch processing).4. Ongoing/future work for further development:
• evaluation (technology – technical experts; usability tests – experts in European integration studies);
• development of new modules (multi-panels, audio/video transcription, etc.) and tests with more project samples;
• integration into the existing CVCE’s Website architecture:o Back End;o Front End.
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Scaling in a publication framework would imply not only teaching your editions “how to swim” but also how to swim
• Book Reader: https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader
• TEIBoilerplate : http://dcl.ils.indiana.edu/teibp/ • TEI (Text Encoding Initiative): http://www.tei-c.org • Versioning Machine: http://v-machine.org/ • Saxon-CE: http://www.saxonica.com/ce/user-doc/1.1/index.html• Sperberg-McQueen, C.M. 2009. “How to teach your edition how to swim”. In LLC. The Journal of Digital
Scholarship in the Humanities. Volume 24, No. 1, April 2009. Oxford Journals.• XTF (eXtensible Text Framework): http://xtf.cdlib.org/about/