Week 5 (Metadata)

Visitor: Steven MacCall, Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies

Topic:  Metadata

Readings:  Michael Witmore, “Text: A Massively Addressable Object” in Debates in the Digital Humanities.

Bonnie Swoger, “What is metadata?  A Christmas themed exploration” from Scientific American blogs.

Spend about 15 minutes exploring the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) website, following links and reading materials.  Be sure to read under Guidelines/Learn the TEI, at least until you’re facing so much code-related stuff you can’t continue.

Also, budget some time to look around for DH projects you might be interested in reviewing or participating in.

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