[Humanist] 25.929 events: course in XML-TEI

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Tue May 1 07:51:20 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 929.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:58:11 +0100
        From: Roger Williams <rswj6a at gmail.com>
        Subject: Rare Book School course

L-70: XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts, taught
by David Seaman, Associate Librarian for Information Management at Dartmouth
College Library.

Join us at Rare Book School for a week-long, practical exploration of the
creation, preservation, and use of electronic texts and their associated
images in the humanities, with a special focus on Special Collections
materials. XML in Action is aimed primarily (although not exclusively) at
librarians, publishers, and scholars keen to develop, use, publish, and
control electronic texts for library, research, scholarly communication, or
teaching purposes.

The week will center around the creation of a set of archival-quality etexts
and digital images (probably 18th and 19th century letters, which are short
enough to allow each participant to take an entire document through all its
creation stages during the course).

Past students have said that the focus on Special Collections materials
makes this course "a great way to learn TEI. Even if you have already worked
on digital projects, David Seaman provides an interesting overview, and it
is a worthwhile way to consider digitization from a Special Collections
viewpoint." Like other Rare Book School courses, this course offers
intensive training: "the course exceeded my expectations. In a world where
digital course instruction is more widely and readily available, this course
plays a vital role in its RBS setting."

Topics include: XML tagging and conversion; using the Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI) Guidelines; Unicode; metadata issues (including a
discussion of METS and Open Archives Initiative harvesting), project
planning and funding; and the manipulation of XML texts using stylesheets
for re-publishing HTML, in ebook formats, and in PDF.

Applicants need to have some experience with the tagging of HTML documents.
In their personal statement, they should assess the extent of their present
knowledge of the electronic environment, and outline a project to which they
hope to apply the skills learned in this course.

Amanda Nelsen
Program Director
Rare Book School, University of Virginia
114 Alderman Library PO Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103
T) 434-924-8851<tel:434-924-8851>, F) 434-924-8824<tel:434-924-8824>
www.rarebookschool.org http://www.rarebookschool.org/

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