Category: Coding & Development

  • Database != Hyperlink

    Database != Hyperlink

    What is a database? This might seem trivial, but the many responses to this question that I have received clearly represent the different perspectives to which people view data and information.   When writing a paper or researching something, most writers turn to the web in order to gain access to new information. On online […]

  • What is TEI Encoding?

    What is TEI Encoding?

      The Text Encoding Initiative (also known as TEI) has been around since 1987. According to the TEI website, it was founded to “develop guidelines for encoding machine-readable texts in the humanities and social sciences.” The majority of funding for the TEI comes from member fees. The great thing about the TEI is that the […]

  • TEI Encoding and Headers

    TEI Encoding and Headers

                  The main parts of a TEI Header are the file description, encoding description, text profile, container element and revision history. In the case of the Williams poem, the Header informs us of the poem’s bibliographic information, the encoding description lets us know the poem was keyed in using Google books and the text […]

  • Purpose of TEI Headers

    Purpose of TEI Headers

         There are three main parts of the TEI header in this file. First, the file description  provides general bibliographical information. In this case, the file description is split into two sections labelled “title statement” and “publication statement.” Together, the information here includes the name of the piece, the author, and the “distributor” [of […]

  • XML- Importance & Applications

    XML- Importance & Applications

    XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language and it serves two purposes. XML is used to structure data so that it can be stored and transported. The tags provides structure to the data.   Within a XML document, there are tags and text. The text that is to be stored is surrounded by tags that follow […]

  • SciGirls Code: Designing CS Playlists for Girls

    SciGirls Code from Twin Cities PBS is a connected learning project designed to increase the participation of middle school girls in computer science. Our pilot, which is now in development and will run during the 2017-18 school year, will engage girls at 16 sites across the country in hands-on robotics, e-textile, and mobile app development […]