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Syriac Manuscript Cataloging in TEI XML Working Group

Posted by on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in 2019-2020 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 Syriaca.org: 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.