Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Digital History Project


Encoding Financial Records Meeting a Success

Posted on August 19, 2011

We have just completed a two-day meeting focused on how we might develop standards for encoding financial records from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries using XML/TEI.  Participants from the University of Pittsburgh, SUNY Fredonia, MIT, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Papers of George Washington, and the Women Writers Project at Brown University came to Wheaton College for the meeting.  We overcame car trouble and very cold rooms in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library and agreed to try out some models for ontological and embedded encoding.  We are looking forward to the results of this modeling and will begin to report on it by the end of the year.  The meeting was funded by a generous start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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