Reference information on editorial practices, TEI-encoding standards, and image sources.

Any large project needs clear guidelines to make their final data set internally consistent. Our system of standards was not created in day. Instead, it is the product of a recursive process that meant adding, removing, and changing during the early stages of the work until we finally arrived at these policies.

The most extensive section of these guidelines is the TEI Style Manual, a detailed list of encoding practices for every situation we encountered. The manual continued to be modified until the release of our first XML edition. These standards were enforced across the project through the use of a TEI schema, which makes certain that formatting values are always the same, such as "author" and not "authors."