SGML: Workshop - University of New Brunswick's "Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images"

SGML: University of New Brunswick's 197 Workshop - "Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images"

Date:         Fri, 4 Apr 1997 16:44:07 CST
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From:         "Alan Burk (ETC)" <>
Organization: University of New Brunswick
Subject:      Workshop - Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images


Information about this course can also be found  on the University of
New Brunswick's Electronic Text Centre Web Page under anouncements.

I would advise that if you are interested in attending that you send
in your registration within the next two weeks.  We have already had
a number of applications.

Alan Burk, Director
Electronic Text Centre

A Summer Course Offering

Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images: A practical exploration of
research, preservation and pedagogical uses of electronic texts in the

August 17 - 22, 1997
David Seaman, Instructor
Sponsored by the University of New Brunswick's Electronic Text Centre
Course Information:

The University of New Brunswick Libraries and UNB Electronic Text Centre
are pleased to announce a 1997 summer institute: Introduction to Electronic
Texts and Images, August 17th to 22nd at the University of New Brunswick in
Fredericton, New Brunswick. Registration will be limited to 20
participants. The course will be instructed by David Seaman. David Seaman
is the founding director of the nationally-known Electronic Text Center and
on-line archive at the University of Virginia
( He lectures and writes frequently on
SGML, the Internet, and the creation and use of electronic texts. Guest
lecturers will include John Webster, talking about imaging and Steve Sloan,
discussing the use of OpenText for search and retrieval of SGML tagged

Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images is designed primarily for:
librarians and archivists who are planning to develop electronic and
imaging projects; scholars who are creating electronic texts as part of
their teaching and research; and publishers who are looking to move
publications to the Web. The course will centre around the creation of a
set of archival-quality electronic texts and digital images. Topics to be
covered include:

*       Finding and evaluating existing electronic texts
*       Creating an electronic text centre
*       SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) textual markup and the
        Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines
*       Imaging
*       Using text analysis software
*       Managing electronic texts and images
*       Bringing SGML encoded texts to the Web

Course participants will create an electronic version of Canadian literary
letters from the University of New Brunswick Archives, markup the letters
with SGML tagging, and create digital images of texts. The work of the
class will made available on the Internet.

The course will be held in the Instructional Technology Learning Centre
(ITLC) in the Harriet Irving Library on the campus of the University of New
Brunswick. The lab is a state-of-the-art facility with an IBM pc for each
participant and a high end digital projections system. Introduction to
Electronic Texts and Images will be conducted in a Windows 95 environment.

The workshop will be intensive. It does not presuppose that participants
have already had experience in creating electronic texts but rather only a
serious interest. Some experience with a markup language such as HTML would
be helpful but again not necessary.

Please indicate on the registration form the project(s) you are, or will
be, working on to which you will apply the skills learned in this course.

Registration Fee

The tuition $750 (Canadian dollars) will include all course fees,
nutritional breaks, lunches on Aug. 18 - 22, a trip to the historical
settlement Kings Landing on Aug. 17 including dinner that evening, a wine
and cheese party and a river boat cruise. Early registration is advised as
space is limited. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations.

The course will start the afternoon of Sunday, August 17th with a trip to
Kings Landing. A bus will leave that day at 3pm sharp from in front of the
Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton to take course participants
to the historical village.


Upon receipt of registration form, UNB Libraries will book all room
requirements. Please provide a credit card number we may use to confirm
your reservation. The following three options are available for
accommodation. In the space provided on the registration form, please
specify in order of preference your choice:

1.      The Lord Beaverbrook Hotel located in downtown Fredericton, is
within walking distance to many restaurants and to the scenic river front
pathway,"the Green". It is a full service hotel providing dining,
entertainment, swimming pool, sauna , games area and outdoor patio with a
view of the Saint John river. It is approximately a half hour walk to the
Harriet Irving Library. A special rate of $68.00 plus tax per night, single
occupancy, has been extended to UNB Libraries for this conference.

2.      The Carriage House Inn, Bed and Breakfast, is a member of Heritage
Inns of Atlantic Canada. It is a beautiful three storey Victorian mansion,
close to downtown Fredericton. This property is within walking distance of
"the Green", downtown restaurants and a fifteen minute walk to the Harriet
Irving Library. Included in the price of $70.00 plus tax per night is a
full breakfast. This is the only meal offered at the property. As the
number of rooms available at the Inn is very limited (only 8 in total),
reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis, based on
availability. Therefore if this is your "accommodation of choice", please
return your registration form as soon as possible so your room may be

3.      For those who would like to be on campus, there are dormitory type
rooms available at McLeod House, a UNB residence. The price per night is
very economical at $16.25 plus tax per night. There are washrooms and
showers on each floor. If this is the option of choice, you will need to
bring your own towels. There is no television. Breakfast is available at
the Student Union Building for reasonable prices.

** Please note that Fredericton has a very efficient taxi system, where
taxi cabs are readily available at reasonable prices - therefore whether
walking or "cabbing it", transportation to and from the University will not
present a problem **

Special Events:

The following special events have been planned as part of this summer
institute. There are no additional costs associated with these events. We
hope they will be enjoyable to all. Presentations relevant to the course
may be given at these times.

1.      An Evening at Historical Kings Landing - Sunday, August 17th.

UNB Libraries has arranged a very special evening which includes dinner and
a guided tour of this historical settlement. A visit to Kings Landing
provides an experience which recreates the sights, sounds and feel of rural
New Brunswick in the 1800's. Authentic costumed staff add to the atmosphere
of this restored 19th century community. We have arranged for a bus which
will leave the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel at 3:00 pm. This outing will take
about 5 hours to complete. Please wear comfortable shoes.

2.      Wine and Cheese - Monday August 18th

We will be holding an informal Wine and Cheese Reception, in the Stewart
Room, Fifth Floor of the Harriet Irving Library, on Monday evening directly
after the workshop for the day.

3.      An evening on the River Boat - Tuesday August 19th

Weather permitting, we will be taking a chartered River Boat cruise along
the Saint John River. The cruise will take approximately 2 - 3 hours and
will include refreshments and pizza. The boat will leave at 6:30 pm from
the Lighthouse.

4.      Friday Farewell Dinner - Friday August 22nd

The course will end at approximately 3:00 pm. Therefore for those staying
in Fredericton until Saturday, we would like to have a final get together.
We will meet at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel at 5:00 pm for supper outside on
the patio, overlooking the Saint John River (if raining, we will meet in
the dining room). This dinner will be at one's own expense.

Registration Form

Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images August 17 to 22nd, 1997


Please provide a description of present and future projects to which you
will apply the skills learned in this course. In addition, briefly outline
your reasons for interest in taking this course.

Phone:_________________(Home) ______________________(Business)
Business address: _______________________________________
Home address:     _______________________________________
FAX: ____________________ email: ________________________

Method of payment (please circle one):

1. Cheque (made payable to: UNB Libraries)
2. Visa or Mastercard

Card#: ___________________________________ Expiry

3. Purchase Order (please attach):


Payment is due in full by June 30, 1997. Refunds will not be honoured after
Aug 1/97.

Accommodations: Please specify your choice of accommodations in order of
preference. UNB Libraries will make all necessary arrangements (you must
provide credit card # to confirm reservations).


Please return Registration Form by email, Fax, or mail to:

Karen Maguire
Administrative Assistant
UNB Libraries
PO Box 7500
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H5
Phone: (506) 453-4740   Fax: (506) 453-4595     email:

Confirmation of registration and reservation bookings will be sent to you
after processing.

Alan Burk, Associate Director of Libraries and
   Director of Electronic Text Centre
phone: 506-453-4740        fax:   506-453-4595