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Sunday, 5 May 1991

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Message 1: TEI workshop

Date: Sat, 4 May 91 15:02 EDT
From: "NANCY M. IDE <IDEvaxsar.vassar.edu>
Subject: TEI workshop
 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 * TEI North American Workshop *
 * 22-23 July 1991 *
 * Brown University *
 * Providence, RI *
 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


The Text Encoding Initiative will hold its first open North American
Workshop, in Providence, Rhode Island, on 22 and 23 July 1991.

The TEI Workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the TEI's draft
Guidelines for the Encoding and Interchange of Machine-Readable Texts,
and to see the principles they describe being used in practical
situations. The Workshop will combine detailed presentations, small
group discussion, and hands-on experience for participants.

Topics to be covered during the workshop will include:

 * nature and purpose of descriptive markup
 * basic features of SGML
 * essential components of the TEI Guidelines
 * TEI conformance -- what it is and why it matters
 * an overview of SGML-aware software
 * using TEI texts with standard software packages

Who can attend?

Those who have begun or are working with large-scale text projects,
SGML-software developers, interested computer center staff, ... The
workshop attendance will be limited to ensure that those attending will
have ample time for discussion and for the opportunity to try for
themselves the full variety of software tools we will be demonstrating.
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with a
degree of priority given to members of existing TEI Work Groups,
Committees and Affiliated Project representatives based in North America
who have not previously attended a TEI Workshop.

Who will be there?

The Workshop is being organized by the TEI Editors, Lou Burnard and
Michael Sperberg-McQueen, with additional support from Elaine Brennan
and Harry Gaylord, who also ran the TEI Workshop at the recent highly
successful ACH/ALLC conference in Tempe, Arizona. The Workshop is being
run back to back with a meeting of North American TEI Affiliated
Projects, which means that a number of major research projects already
using or planning to use the TEI recommendations will also be in
attendance. The Workshop is therefore likely to provide an unusual
opportunity for interested people to get together with SGML experts, TEI
experts, and just plain text hackers.

Where and when?

The Workshop will be hosted by the Brown University Women Writers
Project, a TEI Affiliated Project, and Brown University Computing and
Information Services.

Brown University is located in Providence, RI, an hour from Boston.

The Workshop will begin at 8:30 am on Monday 22 July and finish around
5:00 pm on Tuesday 23 July.

How much?

There will be a fixed charge of $100 per head for workshop participants,
$75 for members of ACH, ALLC or ACL. This includes attendance fees and
a manual and other illustrative material, together with refreshments.
Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation,
and meals. Dorm room accommodations can be reserved on the application
form; information on hotels in the Providence area is available on
request.

Expenses for active members of official TEI Working Groups and Working
Committees and of one representative from any TEI Affiliated Project
will be refunded, subject to the usual limits, provided that they have
not previously attended any TEI Workshop. A number of places are
reserved specifically for non-TEI affliated participants.

The aim of the Workshop is to provide detailed practical experiences in
applying the TEI Guidelines to real-life text handling problems, and to
demonstrate the practical advantages of following the Guidelines. A
wide variety of software solutions will be demonstrated and participants
will also be given the opportunity to use state-of-the-art SGML and
other software for themselves.


----------------------PRELIMINARY INTEREST STATEMENT---------------------
--------PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE FOLLOWING BY MAY 15th-------------


TO: wwpbrownvm.brown.edu

TEI North American Workshop 22-23 July 1991

Please X as many of the following as apply:

 o I would definitely like to attend the workshop

 o I would like to know more about the workshop
 before committing myself

 o I cannot attend on the dates specified, but would be
 interested in other workshops

 o I have some knowledge of SGML

 o I have read the Guidelines

 o I have read part of the Guidelines

 o I have tried to read the Guidelines


Your name:

Your e-mail address:

Your postal address:

Your fax number (if any):



---------------------REQUEST FOR WORKSHOP PLACE--------------------------
---------PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE FOLLOWING BY JUNE 25th-----------

TO: wwpbrownvm.brown.edu

TEI North American Workshop 22-23 July 1991

Please reserve a place at the workshop for:

Name
Address

E-mail:
FAX:
Telephone:

 * I enclose payment of $100
 * I am a member of ACH/ALLC/ACL and enclose payment of $75
 * I am a member of TEI Work Group/Committee ....
 * I am the official representative of Affiliated Project ...

Checks must be made payable to Brown University.

Please note that places will not be reserved unless payment is enclosed
with this form.

 * Please reserve a dorm room for me on Sunday and Monday,
 ($27.50 per night, single occupancy)

 * Please send further hotel information.

This form should be returned as soon as possible to:

TEI North American Workshop
c/o Women Writers Project
Box 1841
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

tel 401/863-3619
email wwpbrownvm.brown.edu

Please note that reservations cannot be accepted after 25 June 91

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