OPDS Catalogs version 1.0 release

The open ebook community and the Internet Archive are pleased to announce the release of the first production version of the Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) Catalog format for digital content. OPDS Catalogs are an open standard designed to enable the discovery of digital content from any location, on any device, and for any application.

The specification is available at: http://opds-spec.org/specs/opds-catalog-1-0.

TEI: AccessTEI – A Digitization Benefit for Members of the Text Encoding Initiative

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Scholarly Communications and Information Technology programme, and in cooperation with Apex CoVantage, LLC, a leader in content management outsourcing, the Text Encoding Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of its new AccessTEI digitization program.

2010 International Symposium on Long-term Preservation of XML

Nearly everywhere, people who create, store, query, or serve XML expect it to live a very long time. XML is platform- and application-independent, and by and large it is platforms and applications that vanish. If by encoding information in XML we have freed it from dependency on specific platforms or applications, have we succeeded in ensuring that the XML can live long into the future?

Comprehensive CSS Stylesheet – TEIWiki

The following is an attempt to gradually build CSS for each TEI element, paralleling the default TEI stylesheets (while also potentially serving as a kind of discussion center for how the stylesheets ought to operate (see Formatting TEI documents on how there is a need for this despite TEI being agnostic as to output formatting), at least for issues pertaining solely to formatting as opposed to semantics), by indicating here necessary deviations from the XHTML stylesheets (due to CSS constraints) or potentially desirable alternatives, etc.).

ODFDOM 0.8.5 – The new Release of the OpenDocument Java Library – GullFOSS

The new version of ODFDOM – our Apache 2 licensed ODF library in Java has been released!
Aside of a more than a dozen patches there were two outstanding new features for the 0.8.5 release:

1. The support of all ODF templates. Nearly all document types of ODF 1.2 are now supported.
Only the support for Formula (MathML) and Database front end documents will follow later.

2. The new high level Presentation API for slide handling. An API supporting exchange of slides, copy and much more.

TEI @ Oxford Summer School 2010

The TEI @ Oxford Summer School is a three day course introducing the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for encoding of digital text. It combines in-depth coverage of the latest version of the TEI Recommendations for the encoding of digital text with practical workshops on related technologies. It includes an introduction to mark-up, explanations of the TEI Guidelines, and approaches to publishing TEI texts. Practical exercises expose you hands-on experience of a wide range of TEI customisation, editing, and publication.