iSchool Capstone

Svoboda Diaries Text Encoding Initiative Project

Project tags:

archives & special collections

data curation

information architecture

Building upon the work of a previous project, we have expanded and enhanced the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines for application to the Svoboda Diaries. The Project had an initial set of guidelines but were seeking a more robust model for representing the intricacies of the diaries. In this project, we developed a Svoboda specific schema, established a method of encoding the margin notes, and provided training materials to ensure the sustainability of this initiative. These resources bring the Svoboda Diaries Project one step closer to digitally representing the diaries in their collection and making them more accessible to researchers.

Project participants:

Mandy Cameron


Melissa Freeman


Andrew Le


Hayley Major