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TCP staff occasionally give presentations or lead tutorials about our work. Some recent examples are below (for TCP-related projects, publications, and presentations by others, please see the Resources page) :

May 8, 2012 Digital Cookbooks: Library digital resources for English 125: Accounting for Taste

This presentation was given to a Spring Term 2012 writing class at the University of Michigan. The assignment was to write a paper on the role of a particular recipe or food in our culture/history. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce undergraduate, non-literature majors to some digital resources available in the library and on the web, with a focus on EEBO-TCP, to help them find historical recipes and cookbooks.

May 7, 2012 Beyond the Facsimile: Early English Books Online (EEBO) and the Text Creation Partnership

This workshop was presented in May 2012 as part of the University of Michigan’s annual Enriching Scholarship week. It is designed to be an introduction to EEBO-TCP, describing the relationship between TCP and EEBO, the TCP’s workflow, and exploring how the TCP texts can be used in research and teaching. No prior knowledge of EEBO or the TCP is assumed.

November 20, 2011 Making the Most of Free, Unrestricted Texts: A first look at the promise of the Text Creation Partnership

In April 2011, the TCP announced that, with the agreement of Gale, restrictions had been removed early from the 2,231 works from ECCO that the TCP keyed and encoded between 2005 and 2009. These are the first TCP texts to be released to the general public. We were by turns pleased and intimidated, proud and embarrassed by the widespread reaction to this announcement. This paper summarizes how the restrictions came to be lifted early, why (we think) it matters, what actions and reactions the TCP has observed in the last six months, and what new challenges–practical and philosophical–lie ahead for our work. We hope to apply what we learn from the ECCO-TCP release to the much larger EEBO-TCP release coming up in 2015. We also hope it will be useful to other projects publishing open editions or texts.