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 is also for anyone interested in reading and exploring TEI data, and communicating with those that share that interest. The goal of TAPAS is to provide TEI publishing and repository services at low cost to those who lack institutional resources: faculty, students, librarians, archivists, teachers, and anyone else with TEI data who wants to store, share, and publish it. TAPAS seeks to achieve these goals in a collaborative, open, and community-driven way using open-source tools.
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We are now in our second week of beta testing the TAPAS user interface, with 27 individuals from 25 institutions and 8 countries currently participating.
This testing exercise is focusing on the basic features of the site, including:(read more)
We are pleased to announce that the beta testing phase of TAPAS is about to begin. Those who have already signed up for TAPAS beta testing will soon receive an email inviting them to participate. The testing period will run for two weeks at the end of April.(read more)
The TAPAS development group met for a third face-to-face meeting at Wheaton College on December 5-7, 2012. The goal of the meeting was to plan the next stages of interface development, leading up to a working prototype that we plan to open up for beta-testing in early spring 2013.(read more)
The TAPAS project presented a poster at the recent DH2012 conference in Hamburg, detailing our planning and design work on the project so far. We were pleased by the feedback the project received, both from others working on similar repositories and projects (such as TextGrid) and also from potential contributors and readers.(read more)
This video by Patrick Rashleigh was recently presented as part of the NITLE Symposium in April 2012. If you want to know more about what we're all about, this is a great place to start!(read more)
You can now find TAPAS in DHCommons! We're still interested in recruiting beta-testers and contributors of test TEI data as we start to develop the TAPAS schemas. In addition, we're open to expressions of interest from collaborators with interface design experience, and in particular from anyone interested in helping us develop user interface tools.(read more)
The core TAPAS team met again, this time at a meeting hosted by SHANTI at the University of Virginia’s, on April 25 - 27.(read more)
The core TAPAS team met at Wheaton College from January 11th through the 13th for the first of four development meetings funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant. The goal of this initial meeting was to develop a skeletal paper prototype of the TAPAS application on the basis of our prior work on user stories and functional requirements, and to produce a concrete framework that would help a developer begin the work of actual coding.(read more)
The TAPAS project received a $50,000 grant from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a User Experience for TAPAS. The grant will fund a series of workshops between January and December 2012 to develop and test a prototype interface for TAPAS.(read more)
On February 10, 2012, TAPAS announced its first call for beta-testers and contributors of test data to help us test early versions of the service. In the first year, our goal is to permit contributors to upload TEI files and associated data to a Fedora repository, create metadata, and perform basic file management. Here’s how beta-testers and test contributors can help...(read more)