Rare Book School '98 Courses

From     owner-ETEXTCTR-L@cornell.edu Tue May 12 09:34:09 1998
Date:    Tue, 12 May 1998 10:05:17 -0400
From:    "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@ETEXT.LIB.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: Etext course at Virginia, Summer 1998

BOOKS AT VIRGINIA: RARE BOOK SCHOOL 1998 (RBS): Rare Book School is pleased to announce its schedule of week-long courses for the summer of 1998, to be offered on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 13 July - 7 August.

Subscribers to this list may find the course listed below to be of particular interest:

[27] INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND IMAGES. 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; text analysis tools; and the management and use of online texts. See http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/rbs/97 for detailed information about last year's course. Some experience with HTML is a prerequisite for admission to the course. Offered in Weeks 2 and 4. Instructor: David Seaman.

DAVID SEAMAN is the director of the nationally-known Electronic Text Center http://etext.lib.virginia.edu and on-line archive at the University of Virginia. He lectures and writes frequently the creation and use of electronic texts in the humanities.

Tuition per course for RBS 1998 Summer Session is $595.

Applications may be requested via the contact information at the end of this message. The complete brochure and Expanded Course Descriptions are available at our Web site:


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