EAD and E-text classes at Rare Book School 2005

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    Rare Book School is pleased to announce its schedule of courses for
    2005, including sessions at the University of Virginia, the Walters Art
    Museum/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and the Freer/Sackler
    Galleries in Washington, DC. Please visit our web site for a complete
    brochure, expanded course descriptions, and application forms:


    Readers of comp.text.xml may find the following classes to be of
    particular interest:

    L-70. Electronic Texts and Images
    David Seaman :: 7-11 March 2005, University of Virginia

    A practical exploration of the research, preservation, editing, and
    pedagogical uses of electronic texts and images in the humanities. The
    course will center around the creation of a set of archival-quality
    etexts and digital images, for which we shall also create an Encoded
    Archival Description guide. Topics include: SGML tagging and
    conversion; using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines; the form and
    implications of XML; publishing on the World Wide Web; and the
    management and use of online texts. Details about previous versions of
    this course are available online. Some experience with HTML is a
    prerequisite for admission to the course.

    This course will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of
    electronic texts and related technologies. It is aimed primarily
    (although not exclusively) at librarians and scholars keen to develop,
    use, publish, and control electronic texts for library, research, or
    teaching purposes. Drawing on the experience and resources available at
    the University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center, the course will
    cover the following areas: how to create archival-quality etexts,
    including digital image facsimiles; the necessity of Standard
    Generalized Markup Language (SGML) for etext development and use; the
    implications of XML; text analysis software; and the management and use
    of Web-based SGML text databases. As a focus for our study of etexts,
    the class will create an electronic version of an archival document,
    mark its structure with SGML ("TEI") tagging, create digital images of
    sample pages and illustrations, produce a hypertext version, and make
    the results available on the Internet.

    L-80. Implementing Encoded Archival Description
    Daniel Pitti :: 6-10 June 2005, University of Virginia

    Encoded Archival Description (EAD) provides standardized
    machine-readable descriptive access to primary resource materials. This
    course is aimed at archivists, librarians, and museum personnel who
    would like an introduction to EAD that includes an extensive supervised
    hands-on component. Students will learn XML encoding techniques in part
    using examples selected from among their own institutions' finding
    aids. Other topics covered include: the context out of which EAD
    emerged; introduction to the use of XML authoring tools; the conversion
    of existing finding aids; publishing finding aids; funding sources for
    EAD projects; and integration of EAD into existing archival processing.

    This course will introduce the application of Encoded Archival
    Description (EAD), Version 2002, to the encoding of archive and
    manuscript library finding aids. Though aimed primarily at archivists
    who process and describe collections in finding aids, it will also be
    useful to repository administrators contemplating the implementation of
    EAD, and to technologists working in repositories. Topics include: the
    history of EAD and its theoretical and technological foundations; an
    introduction to Extensible Markup Language (XML), including authoring
    and network publishing tools; the structure and semantics of EAD; use
    of software tools to create and publish finding aids; conversion
    techniques and methodologies, and templates for the creation of new
    finding aids; and the integration and management of EAD in an archive
    or library.

    L-85. Publishing EAD Finding Aids
    Daniel Pitti :: 25-29 July 2005, University of Virginia

    This course will introduce students to standards and software used for
    publishing Extensible Markup Language (XML) encoded documents, with a
    focus on EAD encoded finding aids. It is aimed at systems support
    personnel in archives, libraries, and museums, or self-supporting
    archivists, librarians, and museum staff who would like an introduction
    to EAD publishing technology and methods. The course will focus on
    writing stylesheets using Extensible Stylesheet Language-Transformation
    (XSLT), but will also cover Web server technology, available software
    for indexing and searching XML encoded information, and use of
    Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Formatting Objects to produce
    printed finding aids. Topics include: in-depth introduction to the
    Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL); authoring of stylesheets using
    the XSLT language, focusing on XML to XML, and XML to HTML
    transformations; use of multiple stylesheets and frames; survery and
    functional evaluation of available indexing and searching software; use
    of XSL Transformation and Formatting Objects to produce PostScript,
    PDF, RTF, and other printable encodings; survey and functional
    evaluation of XSL and XSLT software. The course will conclude with a
    discussion of management and administrative issues presented by Web

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    Posted by Nathaniel Adams on behalf of Rare Book School.

    Rare Book School
    114 Alderman Library
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103

    Phone: 434.924.8851
    Fax: 434.924.8824
    URL: <www.rarebookschool.org>
    Rare Book School, Jan 26, 2005
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