German Inscriptions Online
The Inscriptions of the German-Speaking Area in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
Project Management: Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz · Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste · Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen · Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
Project Participants: Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz e.V. · Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag
Sponsors: Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch
Keywords: retro digitization, digital edition, academy project, TUSTEP
Website of the Project: Inscriptions online
The aim of the "German Inscriptions Online" (DIO) project is the digitization and online provision of the entire inscription volumes of the DI series. As part of the interacademic project “Die Deutschen Inschriften” (DI), the inscription texts that have been preserved and handed down in transcripts from the early Middle Ages to the middle of the 17th century from Germany, Austria and South Tyrol are being recorded and critically edited in DI volumes. Six German academies and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have set up their own inscription work centers, each of which is responsible for clearly defined regions that are oriented towards national borders.
The TCDH is responsible for the markup of the inscriptions in XML
The competence center provides the volumes recorded in the double-keying process with a basic structural label that enables the editorial and technical processing for the online access of the DI volumes by the Mainz office. Part of this work was the development of a Java program that was used to convert text files and prepare them for further processing.