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Transcription Primer


5. Appendices

5.1. Additional Comments
5.2. A Sample Transcription - Complete
5.3. Glossary
5.4.1. Advanced Coding Topics: Headers (Declarations)
5.4.2. Advanced Coding Topics: Manuscript Information
5.4.3. Advanced Coding Topics: Transcription Information

5.1. Additional Comments

The Purpose of Metadata

To the greatest degree practically feasible, whatever interpretation the transcriber adds (including the identification of neume types, the labelling of pitch letters and other melodic details, but also comments about rubrics, illuminations, changes of hand, damage to the writing surface, etc.) is considered as metadata ("data describing the data") in relation to the prima facie text.

Instructions for Downloading Transcription Source Code from the NEUMES website:

• from the NEUMES website, select Transcriptions/Tests in the left-hand column
• click on the siglum of the resource transcription
• scroll down to the bottom of the transcription and click on "Show source code"
• copy and paste the source code from the resource transcription into your text editor (and delete line numbers so only the XML code is remaining)

Basic Items - Recommended

What?

Where found:

Data-Entry Applet • from the NEUMES website, select "Data-Entry" from the left-hand column
• Ensure that you have Java™ installed in your browser. (JavaScript and pop-up windows also must be enabled for the NEUMES website domain.)


Reference Files - Recommended

What?

Where found:

a NEUMES "glyph image set" which shows the neume images currently available in any particular notational family • from the NEUMES website, select "Glyphs/Image Sets" in the left-hand column
• under "Contents," select the appropriate link
• for convenience, you may wish to print the glyph image table (File|Print in your browser)
the NEUMES source code listing of "NEUMES_characters.pen" • from the NEUMES website, select "Data Representation" in the left-hand column
• select "NEUMES Character Encoding"
• select "NEUMES_characters.pen"
• for convenience, you may wish to print this listing (File|Print in your browser)
For a general understanding of the structure of a transcription, see the "Hierarchy of NeumesXML Tags for Western Sources". • from the NEUMES website, select "Data Representation" in the left-hand column
• select "Schema Documentation"
• select "Hierarchy of Tags, with Usage Western Chant Sources"
the NEUMES source code listing of "NeumesXML_main.xsd" • from the NEUMES website, select "Data Representation" in the left-hand column
• select "NEUMES Character Encoding"
• select "NeumesXML_main.xsd"
• for convenience, you may wish to print this listing (File|Print in your browser)


Reference Files - Optional

What?

Where found:

the NEUMES source code listing of "NeumesXML_west.xsd" • from the NEUMES website, select "Data Representation" in the left-hand column
• select "NEUMES Character Encoding"
• scroll down to below "NEUMES XML Schema" and select "NeumesXML_west.xsd"
• for convenience, you may wish to print this listing (File|Print in your browser)
the NEUMES source code listing of "NeumesXML_lang.xsd"
• from the NEUMES website, select "Data Representation" in the left-hand column
• select "NEUMES Character Encoding"
• select "NeumesXML_lang.xsd"
• for convenience, you may wish to print this listing (File|Print in your browser)


Programming Notes

Copyright © 2006-2007, The University of Oxford.
Contains software or other intellectual property copyright © 2003-2005, Louis W. G. Barton;
copyright © 2002-2003, The President and Fellows of Harvard College; and/or
copyright © 1995-2001, Louis W. G. Barton.