The news below on the TAPAS Project is from the TEI-L@listserv.brown.edu email list. This is great news, and a group at UF is likely to be one of the many groups excitedly applying for this opportunity.
The project developers for the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) are still seeking TEI project teams to participate as early adopters of the TAPAS service for the next phase of project development.
TAPAS Project Background
TAPAS is the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS also provides a support community of other project developers and TEI experts enthusiastic about sharing their technical and experiential knowledge of all things TEI.
We invite you to visit tapasproject.org/ for more information on the project, its development, and participation opportunities.
Early Adopter Phase of TAPAS
We are currently transitioning out of the beta testing phase of the project and into an important next phase where we are inviting TEI project teams to begin using the TAPAS service and contribute real projects and collections to the site. By “real” projects and collections, we mean full-fledged TAPAS projects and collections built with non-test TEI data that can remain as live projects on the TAPAS site once TAPAS goes public. As a note, your TEI data need not be fully complete, as your projects will necessarily be works in progress, but this data should not be test or placeholder data.
By launch time, we would like to have at least 35 projects visible with working collections, metadata, and TEI data. Your contributed projects will help demonstrate for future users the capabilities and value of the TAPAS service, and provide a more welcoming environment for people to join. As an early adopter, you will have the wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Your project would be featured in TAPAS publicity and would receive high visibility as a featured project on the TAPAS site.
Becoming a TAPAS Early Adopter
If you are interested in serving as an early adopter, here’s what we would need you to do:
- Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will forward you information on how to access the TAPAS site and create an account
- create a new TAPAS project with full project information (description, logo, one or more project participants)
- create at least one TAPAS collection with full collection information (description, metadata, publication settings)
- upload one or more TEI files for that collection with full metadata, ideally including some fairly detailed subject and genre metadata
In order to participate, you will need to have a current TEI membership, either as an individual ($50) or through your institution. Membership provides critical support for both the TEI and TAPAS, so we hope you may consider joining or rejoining if you’re not currently a TEI member.
We hope very much that you will be able to join the TAPAS community of early adopters–if you are able to, please respond to email@example.com we will send you more details about how to proceed.