The Charles Brockden Brown archive www.brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/ aims to encode and make searchable some 984 primary texts using XTF xtf.cdlib.org/ and TEI P5 www.tei-c.org/index.xml encoding standards.
In our session, we would like to talk about the meaning and function of “archives” and the kinds of issues we encountered in selecting, editing, coding, and rendering texts for a variety of users. The role of interface design and metadata use are of particular interest, along with more fully understanding how TEI encoding can be applied to such projects.
Our talk would be based on a slide presentation given at the Sorbonne in Paris last fall, and updated to reflect more recent developments with the project’s interface.
Mark Kamrath, Will Dorner, Syd Bauman