EAD/Etext/XML Courses at Rare Book School

Discussion in 'XML' started by Rare Book School, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Spring and Summer
    Sessions 2004, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics
    concerning rare books, manuscripts, the history of books and printing,
    and special collections to be held at the University of Virginia.
     
    FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete brochure
    and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions, providing additional details
    about the courses offered and other information about RBS, visit our
    Web site at:
     
             http://www.rarebookschool.org
     
    Subscribers to the list may find the following Rare Book School
    courses to be of particular interest:
     
    75. ELECTRONIC TEXTS IN XML (MONDAY-FRIDAY, 26-30 JULY). Designed as a
    continuation of "Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images" (L-
    70; see previous page), this course will further develop practical
    skills for the use of TEI, the manipulation of XML datasets, and the
    delivery of data
    through stylesheets. Topics include: TEI document design for multiple
    genres and for crossdatabase searching; reading and modifying DTDs;
    the
    mechanics of SGML/XML conversion; basic PERL skills; grants and
    project management strategies; XSL stylesheets for content formatting,
    transformation, and delivery; XML conversion to ebook formats
    (including Palm, MS Reader, OeB, and PDF); discussion of METS and Open
    Archives
    Initiative harvesting; and basic Unix skills, including a guide to
    Unix text-manipulation utilities. Instructors: David Seaman, with
    Matthew Gibson and
    Christine Ruotolo.
     
    DAVID SEAMAN became Director of the Digital Library Federation in
    2002. He was the founding director of the internationally-known
    Electronic Text
    Center and on-line archive at the University of Virginia. He and his
    colleagues taught this course for the first time in 2002.
     
    MATTHEW GIBSON is Associate Director of the Electronic Text Center,
    and CHRISTINE RUOTOLO is Lead Information Community Coordinator, at
    the
    University of Virginia Library. Libraries, Archives, and Electronic
    Resources.
     
     
    85. PUBLISHING EAD FINDING AIDS. (MONDAY-FRIDAY, 2-6 AUGUST). 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; implementing Web servers to
    perform
    real time XML to HTML transformations; use of multiple stylesheets and
    frames; survey 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
    publishing. Instructor: Daniel Pitti.
     
    DANIEL PITTI became Project Director at the University of Virginia's
    Institute for Advanced Technology in 1997, before which he was
    Librarian for
    Advanced Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. He
    was the Coordinator of the Encoded Archival Description initiative. He
    taught this
    course for the first time in 2002.
     
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    Rare Book School
    114 Alderman Library
    PO Box 400103
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103
    Phone: 434-924-8851
    Fax: 434-924-8824
    Rare Book School, Feb 17, 2004
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