From: http://poe.acc.virginia.edu/~oldbooks/rbs98/summer_expanded.shtml. See the main conference entry in the SGML/XML Web Page.
 Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images. This course will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of electronic texts and related technologies. It is aimed primarily (although not exclusively) at scholars keen to develop, use, and publish electronic texts as part of their own textual, research, and pedagogical work, and at librarians planning to develop an etext operation. Drawing on the experience and resources available at UVa's Electronic Text Center, the course will cover the following areas: how to find existing etexts; 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 a printed text, mark its structure with SGML("TEI") tagging, create digital images of sample pages and illustrations, produce a hypertext version, and make it all available on the Internet. Applicants need to have some experience with the tagging of HTML documents. In their personal statement, applicants should assess the extent of their present knowledge of the electronic environment, and outline a project of their own to which they hope to apply the skills learned in this course. The course will be offered twice (in Weeks 2 and 4) in anticipation of its usual large number of applications. In your personal statement, please indicate if you can take the course in either of the two time slots in which it is offered (by doing so, you will materially increase your chances of being admitted to the course). David Seaman: 94- Return to course descriptions. ===============================================================  Implementing Encoded Archival Description. This course will provide a practical introduction to the application of the emerging standard Encoded Archival Description (EAD) to the encoding of archive and manuscript library finding aids. The course is aimed primarily at archivists who process and describe collections in finding aids, though it will also be useful to repository administrators contemplating the implementation of EAD, and to technologists working in repositories. The course will cover the following areas: the history of EAD and its theoretical and technological foundations; an introduction to Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) including discussions of authoring and network publishing tools; a detailed exploration of the structure of EAD; use of software tools to create and publish finding aids; discussion of conversion techniques and methodologies, and templates for creation of new finding aids; and finally, the integration and management of EAD in an archive or library. The class will jointly encode and publish a finding aid that will illustrate a wide variety of essential EAD and SGML concepts. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of archival descriptive practices as well as experience using word-processing software with a graphical user interface. Some experience with the World Wide Web and HTML will aid the learning process. The course will be offered twice. Session I (no. 16: July 13-17) is directed at those who have had no previous formal encounter with EAD. Session II (no. 37: 27-31 July) is directed at those who have already begun working with EAD. In their personal statement, applicants should indicate their relevant archival background, the extent of their previous experience with computers in general, and graphical user interfaces and EAD in particular, and describe their role (present or future) in the implementation of EAD in their home institution. Daniel Pitti. 97- Return to course descriptions.