Call for Proposals $$$ Big Prizes $$$

We are thrilled and deeply honoured that e-editiones has been awarded the 2021 TEI Community Prize. We would like to reinvest the funds into a community challenge, with its own big prizes!

Many users explore the possibilities of TEI by looking at TEI Publisher’s Featured Demos collection. Very often they use the provided encoding examples and re-use code snippets to build their own custom edition. We are aware how important it is for the community to have an extensive set of high quality examples covering the various domains, languages, and research approaches. While highly praised, the examples available in TEI Publisher so far cover only a limited range of applications and represent only a small selection of what can be done. To extend this collection we desperately need you—the experts in the field!

E-editiones encourages everyone to propose examples which could serve as a model or blueprint for other users working on digital editions. If you have something in mind, please send a short proposal to the e-editiones board, briefly describing the source material you’d like to make available, major points of interest regarding the TEI encoding (or an encoded sample), as well as the features, techniques, or area of research you would like to demonstrate with it. If the board agrees on incorporating your example, you will receive 500 Swiss Francs as compensation for your preparation effort, and we’ll help you with technical questions you may have along the way.

Finished examples will include the source TEI under a license allowing redistribution, an ODD for display, and, where necessary, an HTML template. We in particular look for examples covering one or more of the following areas:

  • The sample TEI material is from a domain or focuses on research topics not yet covered by TEI Publisher examples.
  • It demonstrates one or more particular features of the TEI Processing Model and TEI Publisher in a way other users can learn from. For example, ODD processing model rules, a special use of components in an HTML template, or well-designed, high quality print output.
  • It covers languages or scripts not currently represented in TEI Publisher, especially RTL or CJK languages. We would appreciate if this could be accompanied by a translation into one of the European languages to make the example easier to interpret for users unfamiliar with a particular script.

The first 5 proposals accepted will receive 500 Swiss Francs each upon delivery of the complete sample. For the first round, proposals should be submitted to the board via email ( until Dec. 10, 2021.

e-editiones receives 2021 TEI Community Prize

2021-10-27, Andreas Kränzle

We are deeply honoured that e-editiones has been awarded the 2021 TEI Community Prize! The awards panel offered us these kind words:

The awards panel was especially impressed by the way e-editiones has managed to gather a non-profit community of those creating scholarly digital editions and made the process of doing so easier through the coordination of ongoing development of the TEI Publisher software. The awards panel also noted the provision of training opportunities and open availability of the workshop materials for those wishing to (re)learn the software in their own time.

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We are delighted that our efforts to build a thriving, diverse, and supportive open source software community together resonate so strongly with the broader community of TEI practitioners. The roots of e-editiones run deep in the TEI—starting with our initial implementation of the TEI Processing Model and continuing with the development and expansion of TEI Publisher. Throughout, we have been relentlessly driven by the simple goal to empower editors—whose digital training may focus on TEI encoding—to create high quality, sustainable, and interoperable publications. TEI Publisher is the synergistic product of strengths of our contributors: deep expertise in textual scholarship and TEI combined with technical excellence and sensitivity to the needs of humanities scholars. We are striving to carry on the legacy of Sebastian Rahtz’s passion, sharing his community-oriented, open-source-first approach, and a wish to work on challenging projects that advance the state of the field for the entire TEI Community.

In the community spirit, we will use the prize as a seed fund to expand our set of high quality examples to domains and use cases not yet covered in the TEI Publisher’s demo collection. A call for contributions will be announced shortly.