10.0813 SGML courses; Digital Colloquium

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 23:16:15 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 813.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu> (74)
Subject: SGML courses at Virginia

[2] From: David Green <david@cni.org> (54)
Subject: Digital Colloquium

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 16:50:44 -0500 (EST)
From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu>
Subject: SGML courses at Virginia


Monday 14 July - Friday 8 August 1997

RBS offers a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning
electronic texts, rare books, manuscripts, and special collections.
This year, two separate SGML courses will be taught, by David Seaman and
Daniel Pitti.

WEEK TWO: Monday 21 July - Friday 25 July 1997
WEEK FOUR: Monday 4 August - Friday 8 August 1997

Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images.

This course will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of
electronic texts and related technologies. The course is aimed primarily
(although not exclusively) at scholars keen to develop, use, and publish
electronic texts, 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 and evaluate existing etexts
how to use a scanner to create etexts, including digital image facsimiles
the necessity of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
text and image analysis software
the management and use of on-line 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 tagging,
create digital images of sample pages and illustrations, produce a
hypertext version, and make it all available on the Internet.

Instructor: 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 in the humanities.

WEEK THREE: Monday 28 July - Friday 1 August 1997

36 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

The class will jointly encode and publish a finding aid that will illustrate
a wide variety of essential EAD and SGML concepts.

Applicants need 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. In their personal statement, applicants should indicate
their relevant archival background, experience with computers, and their
expected role in the implementation of EAD in their home institution.

Instriuctor: Daniel Pitti.
Daniel Pitti became Project Director at the University of Virginia's Institute for
Advanced Technology earlier this year, before which he was Librarian for
Advanced Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. He
was the Coordinator of the Encoded Archival Description initiative.


FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and a copy of the RBS 1997, write Rare
Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
VA 22903-2498; or fax 804/924-8824; or email biblio@virginia.edu; or
telephone 804/924-8851. Electronic copies of the Expanded Course
Description and various other RBS documents can be accessed through
our World Wide Web site: http://poe.acc.Virginia.EDU/~oldbooks/rbs97/


David Seaman, Director 804-924-3230 (phone)
Electronic Text Center 804-924-1431 (fax)
Alderman Library email: etext@virginia.edu
University of Virginia http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 13:17:41 -0500
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: Digital Colloquium

March 24, 1997

IMAGE PERMANENCE INSTITUTE: Digitizing Photographic Collections
A 2-day Symposium: June 7-9, 1997

Digitizing Photographic Collections: Where are we now? What does the
future hold?--A colloquium for the exchange of information among those
actively involved in digitizing projects, sponsored by the National
Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access and the
Image Permanence Institute

June 7-9, 1997

How will institutions use digital images?
What image quality is required?
Do we need standards?
If so, who should define them?

Questions like these will be discussed at the two-and-a-half-day event.
It will be an ideal opportunity to ask questions and share your
experiences with others in the field. Photohistorians are encouraged to
attend, to add a scholar^Rs input to the discussions and evaluations.

This colloquium is part of a two-year NEH-sponsored project conducted by
Image Permanence Institute (IPI) to investigate the key technical issues
and problems of digital imaging for use in library and archive
photographic collections. IPI^Rs project is examining the issue of image
quality requirements and their relationship to institutional policies
and purposes. Results of the project so far will be presented along with
status reports and thoughtful presentations from other institutions and

Speakers and panelists will include
Steve Chapman, Harvard University;
Frank Cost, RIT;
Nancy Elkington, Research Libraries Group;
Michael Ester, Luna Imaging;
Carl Fleischhauer, National Digital Library Project, Library of Congress;
Franziska Frey, IPI;
Jack Holm, Imaging Consultant;
Anne Kenney, Cornell University;
Constance McCabe, Photo Preservation Inc.;
Paul Messier, Boston Art Conservation;
Phil Michel, National Digital Library Project, Library of Congress;
Steve Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration;
Doug Rea, RIT;
James Reilly, IPI;
Lou Sharpe, Picture Elements, Inc.;
John Stokes, JJT Inc.;
Sabine S|sstrunk, Corbis Corp.;
George Thoma, National Library of Medicine;
Vienna Wilson, University of Virginia;
and other distinguished professionals in the field.

The brochure, including an application form, can be downloaded as a PDF
file at http://www.rit.edu/~andpph/brochure.pdf. You will need Acrobat
Reader to download this document.(Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for
free off the web.) To request a hard copy of the brochure, contact Jane
Pestke at Image Permanence Institute by phone (716-475-5199) fax
(716-475-7230) or email (cjppph@rit.edu).

Douglas W. Nishimura