16.484 talk at Maryland; Rare Book School courses (Virginia)

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 484.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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       [1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (51)
             Subject: Ray Siemens on "The Dynamic Textual Edition" Feb 20,
                     U. Maryland

       [2] From: Rare Book School <fac-fbap@virginia.edu> (48)
             Subject: EAD Etext XML courses at Virginia (RBS)

             Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 07:19:51 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Ray Siemens on "The Dynamic Textual Edition" Feb 20, U.

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    February 11, 2003

                    The Dynamic Textual Edition, Underpinnings and Above
                                 A talk by Ray Siemens
       Sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
            Thursday, February 20, 2003, University of Maryland, College Park.
                              McKeldin Library, Room 6137
                                      3:00-4:00 p.m

    >Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 11:58:35 -0500 (EST)
    >From: Ann Mairin Hanlon <ahanlon@wam.umd.edu>
    >To: david@ninch.org

    The Dynamic Textual Edition, Underpinnings and Above.
    A talk by Ray Siemens, Founder and editor (1994-9) of the electronic scholarly
    journal Early Modern Literary Studies.
    Sponsored by MITH, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the
    Thursday, February 20, 2003
    3:00-4:00 p.m.
    University of Maryland, College Park
    McKeldin Library, Room 6137

    The idea of the dynamic textual edition builds on earlier notions of the
    dynamic text and the hypertextual edition. The dynamic text, as defined
    some 15 years ago, consists of an electronic text and advanced textual
    analysis software; it is, in essence, a text that indexes and concords
    itself, allowing the reader to apply textual analysis techniques to
    interact with the text in a dynamic fashion. More common today is the
    hypertextual edition, which exploits the ability of encoded hypertextual
    organisation to facilitate a reader's interaction with the text, the
    apparatus (textual, critical, and otherwise) that traditionally
    accompanies scholarly editions of texts, as well as relevant external
    textual and graphical resources, critical materials, and so forth. Rarely
    do the two notions of electronic editions meet. Mr. Siemens's talk will
    address the necessary underpinnings and user-level functionality of an edition
    where the two - the dynamic text and the hypertextual edition - do meet.

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             Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 07:19:25 +0000
             From: Rare Book School <fac-fbap@virginia.edu>
             Subject: EAD Etext XML courses at Virginia (RBS)

    [Cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.]

    RARE BOOK SCHOOL is pleased to announce its Spring and Summer 2003
    Sessions, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning
    rare books, manuscripts, the history of books and printing, and special
    collections to be held at the University of Virginia.

    FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete brochure and
    Rare Book School expanded course descriptions, providing additional details
    about the courses offered and other information about Rare Book School,
    visit our Web site at


    Subscribers to the list may find the following Rare Book School courses to
    be of particular interest:

    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; and the management and use of online texts. Some experience
    with HTML is a prerequisite for admission to the course. Instructor: David

    DAVID SEAMAN became Director of the Digital Library Federation in 2002. He
    was the founding director of the internationally-known Electronic Text
    Center and on-line archive at the University of Virginia.

    will introduce students to standards and software used for publishing
    Extensible Markup Language (XML) encoded documents, with a focus on EAD
    encoded finding aids. It is aimed at systems support personnel in archives,
    libraries, and museums, or self-supporting archivists, librarians, and
    museum staff who would like an introduction to EAD publishing technology
    and methods. The course will focus on writing stylesheets using Extensible
    Stylesheet Language-Transformation (XSLT), but will also cover Web server
    technology, available software for indexing and searching XML encoded
    information, and use of Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Formatting
    Objects to produce printed finding aids. Topics include: in-depth
    introduction to the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL); authoring of
    stylesheets using the XSLT language, focusing on XML to XML, and XML to
    HTML transformations; use of multiple stylesheets and frames; survery and
    functional evaluation of available indexing and searching software; use of
    XSL Transformation and Formatting Objects to produce PostScript, PDF, RTF,
    and other printable encodings; survey and functional evaluation of XSL and
    XSLT software. The course will conclude with a discussion of management and
    administrative issues presented by Web publishing. Instructor: Daniel Pitti.

    DANIEL PITTI became Project Director at the University of Virginia's
    Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities in 1997, before which
    he was Librarian for Advanced Technologies at the University of California,
    Berkeley. He was the Coordinator of the Encoded Archival Description

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