Interested in joining the TAPAS development team? The Brown University Library and the TAPAS Project are seeking a developer to lead the technical implementation of the TAPAS service. Working with other members of the Brown Digital Repository development team, the developer will install and customize an instance of Islandora (Drupal and Fedora), and will develop functionality for publishing, describing, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing scholarly texts.
Providence, RI – TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS), a digital humanities collaboration between the libraries of Brown University and Wheaton College, has been awarded a $250,000 National Leadership Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to begin on December 1, 2011 and run for three years. The goal of TAPAS is to create a shared repository and a suite of publishing and preservation services for humanities scholars who are creating digital research materials using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.
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.
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. The first meeting already took place at Wheaton College in January (watch this space for a report coming soon) and the next meeting is scheduled for April at the University of Virginia.
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...
TAPAS' Julia Flanders and Benjamin J. Doyle have been invited to present the TAPAS project at the American Antiquarian Society's Digital Antiquarian conference (May 29-30, 2015).
We are very happy to announce that the TAPAS service was formally launched on October 7, 2014 and is now available to the TEI community and the public. The launch brings us to the end of a productive three-year development process, generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities.