We are proud to announce the release of TAPAS 2.0 Beta, which marks the year anniversary of the launch of the TAPAS project at last year's TEI 2014. TAPAS 2.0 includes a redesigned user interface, added features to the TAPAS TEI reader and project spaces, and an enhanced TEI data management framework built on Fedora/Hydra,TEI data, supported through Northeastern University's Fedora-Hydra . In the coming months, we will be releasing more features that will extend users' research, archive, and publishing needs.
We would like to acknowledge the hours dedicated to the redesign of TAPAS 2.0 by our development team at NU, and the continued work they are doing to help us through the migration phase and future developments. We would also like to thank our user community for their dedication and feedback over the past year--your comments and guidance have been invaluable! And thank you as well to the TEI-C and TEI community for sharing our project where possible in your work in the broader reaches of the TEI!
We are looking forward to the next phase of developing resources and tools that support the archive, publishing, and access needs of the TEI community!
2.0 Beta Features
Expanded Record Creation
To enable the long term preservation and study of all TEI related documents, TAPAS has expanded its provision for supporting files including personography, placeography, bibliography, ODD files, and other supporting materials. Data from supporting files is now viewable from within the TAPAS reading interface, and these files can now also be associated with TEI files across TAPAS project collections.
Though TAPAS is primarily intended for curation and publishing of TEI data, image files are an important component of many TEI projects. Image support files can now be uploaded with TEI records and are viewable within the TAPAS reader. (To learn more about image file handling, please visit the TAPAS FAQ).
TEI files can now be associated across multiple collections within a project. And within the My TAPAS dashboard, users can more easily manage all TEI, XML, and Image files.
The updated TAPAS reading interface now includes an XML view of TEI files, generated table of contents for easier navigation in long documents, display of images and supporting data, and improved styling.
Bulk file upload
TAPAS currently supports single xml/tei file upload (with the ability to add multiple page images) on record creation. Bulk upload of multiple TEI records will be available very soon.
XML-Aware Search and Visualization
Advanced search features will soon include faceted searching and exploration of TAPAS data, with additional XML-aware features added over time including TEI data profiling.
A long-term goal of TAPAS is to enable the macro level analysis of all TEI data in the TAPAS repository. TAPAS will be adding analysis features and statistics on the full corpus of data in the TAPAS repository through the TAPAS Commons.
Code-Alongs & TAPAS Clinics
In the coming months, we will be offering more opportunities for the TAPAS community to receive guided support with their markup as well as feedback on their TEI project management.
TAPAS Code-Alongs are regularly held, small-scale guided workshops that focus on major topics in TEI markup, while emphasizing a particular function or feature of the TAPAS publishing, research, and analysis interface. Users can register, as well as propose topics, for a Code-Along here.
TAPAS Clinics are regularly scheduled, short virtual meetups between TAPAS users and the TEI support team at TAPAS, where users can ask questions and get feedback on their markup and project development practices. You can view the schedule for future TAPAS Clinics, and propose topics, here