Introduction to Text Encoding and TEI

Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: HRC Classroom, East Pyne Room 012, Lower Level
Instructors: Clifford Wulfman and Ben Johnston

What’s with all the pointy brackets???

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A diary entry from poet Robert Graves, “Getting started using TEI” http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/GettingStarted/html/in.html

Text encoding involves rendering transcriptions of documents (books, newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, engravings, and so on) into machine-readable form, so that they may be processed by computers in a variety of ways. Most of us are familiar with word-processing programs that create encoded texts for printing; and many of us have heard about HTML, a way of marking up, or annotating, a text for display on the World Wide Web.

What most people don’t know is that text markup has uses far beyond simple presentation (formatting and print layout). It can be used to support fundamental scholarly practices like glossing, annotation, linking, and other kinds of semantic analysis and interpretation, making the scholar’s intellectual work readable by machines.

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The Productive Scholar: Text Encoding and TEI

Topic: Text Encoding and TEI
Speakers: Ben Johnston and Cliff Wulfman

Time: Thursday, November 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: HRC Classroom, East Pyne Room 012, Lower Level

This session serves as a brief introduction to text encoding and to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). The set of encoding guidelines developed by the TEI is a key technology in digital humanities, widely used by libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars. Participants will be given a ‘gentle introduction to XML’ and to the guidelines of the TEI. Examples of projects using TEI will also be presented.

Speaker Bios
Clifford Wulfman is coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives and Director of the Blue Mountain Project. In addition to many years’ experience with text encoding, Cliff has published numerous articles on topics in the digital humanities and is co-author, with Robert Scholes, of Modernism in the Magazines: An Introduction.

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist and Manager at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and an active member of the Digital Humanities Initiative

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The Productive Scholar: Tools for Transcription

Topic: Tools for Transcription
Speaker: Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technologist and Manager, Humanities Resource Center (HRC), OIT

Time: Thursday, November 14, 12:00PM
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012 East Pyne, Lower Level

Digitizing the spoken and written word can be a very time-consuming but necessary part of doing research in the digital age. In this session we’ll discuss the features to look for in tools for transcribing audio, video, and textual sources, and about the tools commonly used used for this work. From dictation software to multi-lingual OCR, to software for doing time-encoded transcription of audio and video and cloud services for crowd-sourced transcription of books and manuscripts, this session aims to make the arduous task of transcription a little easier.

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist and Manager at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and Consultant for the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). Ben has been involved with educational technology for over thirteen years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.

Download the presentation slides (.pptx)

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The Productive Scholar: Harnessing the Power of PowerPoint: Creating Effective Presentations for Students, Professionals, and the General Public

Topic: Harnessing the Power of PowerPoint: Creating Effective Presentations for Students, Professionals, and the General Public
Speaker: Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Time: Thursday, November 12, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Location: 330 Frist, McGraw Center Classroom, Third Floor Frist Campus Center

RSVP REQUIRED: EVENT NOW CLOSED DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.

There is a certain art to creating an effective PowerPoint presentation, whether it is for students, professionals, or the general public. Too many bells and whistles can be distracting, too few can make the talk boring. How much information should you put on a given slide? How can you keep your audience engaged even through the necessary technicalities? Should you just read your slides, or use them as mnemonics to jog your memory? Over the past twenty years, Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd has given hundreds of talks around the world and has plenty of tricks to share on the judicious and artful use of PowerPoint, and on the art of public speaking in general!

Speaker bio:
From Robbie Davis Floyd‘s website: “As a cultural anthropologist, I have spent over 20 years researching issues in the anthropology of reproduction, focusing most closely on childbirth, obstetrics, and midwifery, which I continue to study and write about. I have also found opportunities to branch out into other areas that fascinate me: ritual and gender studies, corporate futures planning, biomedicine, integrative medicine, science and technology studies. This for me is part of the magic of anthropology: it gives you a set of tools for studying any arena of life that captures your interest.”

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The Productive Scholar RECAP: Clickers: What are they, how can I use them?

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Topic: Clickers: What are they, how can I use them?Clickers-ppt-front-Temos
Speakers: Janet Temos and Jesse Saunders

Time: Thursday, November 7, 12noon – 1pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

“Clickers” are the common nickname for “Student Response System.” If you’d like to review the powerpoint file from this presentation scroll to the bottom of this entry.

These systems allow for:

• Real –time classroom assessments and polling
• Automated grading of quizzes
• Avenue for a classroom ‘back-channel’ to assess comprehension and engagement
• A way to break up lecture and re-animate focus (helps with dense lectures)
• A quick way to gain consensus

Often best when there is a discussion following a Clicker segment. The iClicker system was adopted nine years ago by Princeton University. It was designed by two physicist at University of Illinois (Timothey Stelzer, Mats Selen *89: iClicker inventors) as a simple, consistently operational student response system. Each Clicker has an assigned broadcast signal and each unit can then be assigned to individual students for used in a course. Clickers haven’t fully caught on yet at Princeton, but are in wide use primarily in STEM courses.

The iClicker system software can be a powerful tool, but isn’t overpowering to your CPU. Clickers-Instructor-TemosIt’s design is notable for its minimal installation requirements; just a few minutes and it works identically on a PC or a Mac. A small icon will appear alongside whatever presentation or word processing software you’re using (Keynote, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word), and that allows you to control the system. Continue reading

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