Do You TEI? A Survey of Text Encoding Practices in Libraries
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Poster presented at the 2012 DLF Forum.

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  • 1. Do You TEI? A Survey of Text Encoding Practices in Libraries http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tei_in_libraries   Background Following on papers, presentations and discussions that resulted from the theme of the 2009 Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium, “Text Encoding in the Era of Mass Digitization,” the launch of the AccessTEI program in 2010, and the recent release of the “Best Practices for TEI in Libraries” in 2011, it behooves us—stewards of text encoding initiatives in academic libraries—to better understand if and how text encoding practices have changed as a result of mass digitization initiatives, declining budgets, and an increased emphasis on “productionizing” digital library services.Methodology Goals Benchmarks✯  Online survey The following data points gathered from raw data sources or✯  Posted from November 4, 2012 to publications will be used to compare/ January 31, 2013 contrast, and, if possible, correlate✯  No more than 30 minutes to findings from the online survey: complete ✯  Profile libraries and library staff engaged  ✯  Consists of study information, in text encoding ✯  TEI-C membership profile of determination of eligibility, ✯  Determine values shaping text encoding library institutions from 2005– practices in libraries background info about the ✯  Understand text encoding partnerships in 2012 institution (type of library, size, libraries and beyond ✯  Evolution/devolution of electronic attitudes) & text encoding practices ✯  Identify text encoding services offered in libraries text centers within libraries from✯  Personal information is not being ✯  Identify TEI-C membership benefits most as early as 2000 to present collected in this survey important to libraries ✯  Identify how the “Best Practices for TEI ✯  Study by Siemens et al.,✯  Recruiting librarians and libraries in Libraries” are used in libraries “Understanding the TEI-C staff via listservs, social media, etc. Community: A Study in Breadth✯  Seeking a non-probability sample of and Depth, Toward Membership respondents following a quota and Recruitment,” presented at the sample of 200 respondents 2008 TEI Conference and✯  Targeting communities of practice Members’ Meeting, and subsequent rather than individuals to minimize publication in the Journal of the bias that may occur Text Encoding Initiative, “The Apex of Hipster XML GeekDOM”✯  Take our survey!   (http://jtei.revues.org/210)Michelle Dalmau, Indiana University Digital Library Program, mdalmau@indiana.edu Digital Library Federation Forum, Community ShowcaseKevin S. Hawkins, MPublishing, University of Michigan, kevin.s.hawkins@ultraslavonic.info Denver, Colorado, November 4, 2012