From Professor John Unsworth, UIUC, on the CentreNet List
Those interested in digitizing text (whether printed or manuscript, in any language) will benefit from the AccessTEI program just launched by the Text Encoding Initiative, in partnership with Apex Covantage and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program provides bulk-pricing on the transcription and (structural) xml encoding of text, for those at institutions that are members of the TEI Consortium. A current list of institutional members is at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/current.xml; if your institution is not a member, cost of membership varies from $100 to $5,000/year, depending on the size of the organization that is joining and the world economy in which it is located. Membership application can be found at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/teimembershipform.pdf and pricing for AccessTEI services to TEI members can be found at http://accesstei.apexcovantage.com/Home/PriceMatrix .