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This Reference Guide defines an XML format for the structure of the data which all ENRICH partners will contribute to the Manuscriptorium, either directly or indirectly by means of a harvester or transformation process. The format is formally expressed by a schema which is generated from the XML source of this guide. The guide itself is a conformant subset of Release 1.4 of The Text Encoding Initiative's Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (TEI P5).

The schema defined by this document addresses three distinct aspects of a digitized manuscript:

  1. metadata describing the original source manuscript
  2. metadata describing digitized images of the original source manuscript
  3. a transcription of the text contained by the original source manuscript

Within Manuscriptorium, only the first two are required. However, the schema documented here also provides for the third, in the interest of completeness and for the assistance of ENRICH partners wishing to provide richer access facilities to their holdings.

The schema defined by this document is available in DTD, RELAX NG, and W3C Schema languages. Visit dedicated TEI P5 ENRICH site managed by Oxford University Computing Services.