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  • Patrick Durusau
    Greetings, Please note that a mailing list has been formed for the SBL Seminar on Electronic Standards for Biblical Language Texts. The creation of critical
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      Greetings,

      Please note that a mailing list has been formed for the SBL Seminar on
      Electronic Standards for Biblical Language Texts. The creation of
      critical texts from primary materials and the issues surrounding such
      efforts are among those to be addressed by this seminar. The needs and
      preferences of text critics in working with actual texts are important
      to the creation of a usable end product by the seminar. Your comments,
      interest and support are greatly appreciated.

      Patrick
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      Patrick Durusau
      Information Technology Services
      Scholars Press
      pdurusau@...
      Co-Chair, SBL Seminar on Electronic Standards for Biblical Language
      Texts

      **********Biblical Language Standards Mailing List************

      Announcing the Biblical Language Standards mailing list!

      The Biblical Language Standards mailing list is a forum for discussion
      of and announcements concerning the ongoing work of the SBL Seminar on
      Electronic Standards for Biblical Language Texts. Biblical scholars,
      publishers, librarians, archivists, researchers and software designers
      need good computer tools for working with biblical langauges and texts.
      This seminar is dedicated to solving problems such as interchange and
      publication of materials containing biblical languages, creation of
      electronic texts for analysis and archiving, and other problems
      routinely faced by those working with biblical materials. The goals of
      the seminar are to:

      (1) Create standards for electronic representation and interchange of
      all types of documents in biblical and related studies. These standards
      will include naming, description, and analysis.

      (2) Encourage the development of software implementing these standards.

      (3) Produce a set of sample documents and software developed as models
      which are consistent with these standards.

      (4) Build a consensus for adoption of these standards.

      (5) Provide training in their use.

      The Seminar is using the TEI Guidelines as the starting point for its
      discussion of encoding biblical language texts with a view of modifying
      or extending those guidelines as necessary.

      Current Working Groups of the Seminar and their members include:

      Critical apparatus: Jimmy Adair, jadair@... (chair), Winfried
      Bader, bader@..., Lewis Barth, lbarth@..., Michael Bakker,
      mbakker@..., Bruce Morrill, bruce@..., Bernard Taylor,
      taylorb@....

      Dictionaries: Stephen Kaufman, skaufman@... (Chair), Erik
      Eynikel, e.eynikel@..., Peter Burton,
      burto009@..., Dale Wheeler, dalemw@..., Richard
      Whitaker, Richard.Whitaker@....

      Entity Sets and Writing System Declarations: Patrick Durusau,
      pdurusau@..., Kirk Lowery, KirkLowery@....

      Hebrew Syntax: Kirk Lowery, KirkLowery@..., Dale Wheeler,
      dalemw@....

      Imaging: Robert Kraft, kraft@....

      Practical Applications: Proposed group for short-term projects and
      testing of proposed solutions from other working groups.

      Participation in the work of the Seminar and its groups is open to
      biblical scholars of all viewpoints, publishers and software developers.

      New working groups will be formed to address additional issues as the
      work of the Seminar progresses. Please contact either Patrick Durusau,
      pdurusau@..., or Susan Hockey, Susan.Hockey@...,
      the co-chairs of the Seminar if you would like to formally participate
      in the work of the Seminar.

      Subscription to the list is open to any interested party but the list is

      moderated. To subscribe send the following command to
      majordomo@...:

      subscribe bls

      The Seminar hopes to result in standards that will assist scholars,
      publishers, librarians and archivists, software developers and anyone
      else involved in biblical studies. Your support is appreciated.

      Patrick

      Patrick Durusau
      Information Technology
      Scholars Press
      pdurusau@...
      Co-Chair, SBL Seminar on Electronic Standards for Biblical Language
      Texts
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