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Syriac Manuscript Cataloging in TEI XML Working Group

Posted by on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Working Groups.

The Syriac Manuscript Cataloging Group is developing a database of Syriac manuscripts in the British Library, based on a nineteenth century English-language catalog. Using TEI XML, this Working Group has been creating digital records for each entry in the print catalog to be deployed on The Syriac Reference Portal. Although this project focuses on Syriac manuscripts, TEI and XML boast a wide range of applications, particularly in the Digital Humanities. Anyone interested in learning TEI XML to encode textual data in a semantically rich, digital medium is welcome to join—no knowledge of Syriac necessary!


For more information, check out the Syriaca project’s website.