Recently I was lucky to get a bursary to attend a specialist training at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin in codicology, the study of manuscript books as material objects, and the use of TEI-conformant XML to record and analyze codicological data. Having studied editorial science in the past at FU Berlin, when this technology was still in its beginnings, I was deeply impressed by today’s possibilities of TEI-conformant XML for editing, archiving, and analyzing all kinds of documents. I think this is the future of editing.
In this session I would like to share my impressions on TEI from the workshop in Berlin, show you Oxygen, a program which helps you to program TEI-conformant XML, and show some websites which feature digital editions made with this technology. As I am far from being a specialist in this area, but more like an enthusiastic newcomer, I invite everybody who just wants to get a glimpse of the impressive possibilities. Those who know more and are willing to share their specialist knowledge are very welcome.