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.

The TAPAS project is a collaborative effort involving many institutions and people who support TAPAS in many different ways: hosting the service, contributing to the project's development, providing beta-testing and test data, and serving in advisory roles. Below is a list of institutions who have contributed in important ways:


Since TAPAS began, many scholars, archivists, technologists, and others have been involved in planning and developing the project, and are active in our community. The following people are currently active in the development and leadership of the project:

Project directors

  • Rafael Alvarado, University of Virginia
  • Andrew Ashton, Brown University
  • Julia Flanders, Northestern University
  • Scott Hamlin, Wheaton College

Project development team

  • Syd Bauman, Northeastern University
  • Peter MacDonald, Hamilton College
  • Patrick Rashleigh, Brown University
  • Eliot Scott, Brown University
  • Michael Spalti, Willamette University


The following institutions have been involved in the early development of TAPAS:

  • Brown University
  • Dickinson College
  • Hamilton College
  • Northeastern University
  • Mt. Holyoke College
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Wheaton College
  • Willamette University

A number of institutions and projects have also generously contributed data for testing:

  • Indiana University
  • Providence College
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Victoria