Community Meetings

In April 2021 e-editions will launch a series of regular community meetings that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 17:00 CET/CEST.

The objective of these meetings is to give the community a space to discuss topics and present their editions, projects, and solutions.

As for the format, a short presentation (10-20 minutes) of the topic or the project will be followed by an open discussion. Meetings will last one hour.

The community meetings will be held online and will not be recorded:

We warmly invite you to propose topics for the following community meetings dates.

Upcoming Meetings

  • 2021-11-02: Postponed to December 7
  • 2021-12-07: Transforming docx to tei with TEI Publisher (working title)

Past Meetings


2021-10-05 An introduction to the Distributed Text Services (DTS)

Pietro Liuzzo, Universität Hamburg

The Distributed Text Services (DTS) Specification defines an API for working with collections of text as machine-actionable data.

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Slides of the talk.

2021-09-07: TEI Publisher 7.1 – configuring web annotations

In this session we’ll have a closer look at the new web annotations editor in TEI Publisher 7.1. We’ll learn how to create a custom annotation app and configure it to match the requirements of a specific edition, i.e. add new annotation types and modify the existing ones.

2021-07-06: Contributing to TEI Publisher – a gentle introduction

Talk by Wolfgang Meier (eXist Solutions) on Tuesday, the 6th of July 2021 at 17:00 CEST.

Open source projects like TEI Publisher depend on an active, contributing community. Many believe that you need to be a programmer to contribute, but this is a misconception! Documentation, communication, supporting users or providing feedback are at least as important for an open source project as thousands of lines of code.

This session targets non-programmers as well as those with some development skills. We’ll start with simple things, e.g. contributing to the FAQ, and then move on and show you how to create your own little web component to plug into TEI Publisher. We’ll use a grid component for displaying tabular data as an example.

2021-06-15: For(e) humanists – Metadata, Forms and more

Joern Turner, eXistSolutions and Jinntec GmbH

Fore is a model-driven forms framework that follows the ideas of the XForms 2.0 Standard but translates those into the world of HTML5 Web Components.

Many edition project require some sort of complex input form sooner or later – just think about collecting metadata for the TEI header. The talk will focus on TEI and show you how to author such forms in HTML5.

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2021-06-01: FairCopy

Nick Laiacona, President Performant Software Solutions

FairCopy is a specialized word processor for studying manuscripts and historical texts. It gives scholars a desktop editing environment to create TEI encoded texts without writing XML code. In this demonstration, we will explore what sorts of editions you can build using FairCopy and how it can fit into a larger ecosystem of tools leveraging TEI XML.

In addition, Wolfgang will give us a sneak preview of some exciting TEI Publisher 8 features under development.

2021-05-04: Open access scholarly digital editions at the Finnish Literature Society: experiences with TEI Publisher

Maria Niku, Tiedekustantamo, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura – Finnish Literature Society

The Finnish Literature Society ( publishes open access scholarly digital editions of archival material as well as digital critical editions of printed works. We began using eXist-db and TEI Publisher in 2020 for all of our XML-based publications, with two editions published so far and at least three more to be published this year.

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The former is in Finnish only, the latter in Finnish and Swedish, but we’ll be adding English to the latter in April

2021-04-06: Workflow from Word files or Transkribus to TEI Publisher

Elisa Bastianello, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History

Reto Baumgartner, University of Zurich Science IT (S3IT)

The digital edition of the Heinrich Wölfflin – Gesammelte Werke (Complete Works):


2020-10-20 TEI Vanilla meeting

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2020-07-08 Community Event on Music Encoding

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2020-05-18 First Community Event

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