18.568 AHC Conference; Rare Book School

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 08:14:28 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 568.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Michelle van den Berk" (31)
         Subject: XVIth AHC Conference: call for papers

   [2] From: "Rare Book School" <fac-fbap_at_virginia.edu> (98)
         Subject: Rare Book School 2005

         Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 08:08:27 +0000
         From: "Michelle van den Berk" <Michelle.van.den.Berk_at_niwi.knaw.nl>
         Subject: XVIth AHC Conference: call for papers

Call for papers

XVIth International Conference of the Association for History and
Computing Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 14-17th September 2005

Extended deadline for submissions of title and abstract: 1st March 2005
(200-250 words)
Deadline for submissions of full papers: 1st May 2005 (6-8 pages A4)

Panel and paper proposals are now being invited for the XVIth
international conference of the Association for History and Computing.
The conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 14-17th
September 2005.

All accepted full papers will be published in the conference
proceedings, which will be available at the conference. A selection of
the proceedings will be considered for publication in international
journals after the conference.

Summary papers, PowerPoint demonstrations, etc. will only be available
on the conference web site. There will be a number of poster sessions
for demonstrations of software and other applications.

Proposals may be made for either complete sessions or for individual
papers. Suggested topics are listed below.

Suggested formats for full panels include three 20-minute papers or a
round table format. Other innovative format proposals will be
considered. Proposals for complete panels should also include a chair. A
panel may include a formal comment or question and response with the
audience. All proposals must include a title and an abstract for each
paper, along with a brief vita for each participant. Please be sure to
indicate which member of the panel will serve as the contact person for
future correspondence. Please include the name, address, telephone
number, and e-mail address for each participant.

All paper proposals are subject to peer review prior to being accepted.

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         Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 08:09:37 +0000
         From: "Rare Book School" <fac-fbap_at_virginia.edu>
         Subject: Rare Book School 2005

RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Spring and Summer
Sessions 2005, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics
concerning rare books, manuscripts, the history of books and printing, and
special collections. Classes will be held at the University of Virginia in
Charlottesville, VA; at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore; and at the
Freer/Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC.

For an application form and electronic copies of the complete brochure and
the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions, providing additional details about
the courses offered and other information about RBS, visit our web site at:


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

L-70 Electronic Texts and Images
David Seaman :: 7-11 March, University of Virginia

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; and the management and use of online
texts. Details about previous versions of this course are available online.
Some experience with HTML is a prerequisite for admission to the course.

This course will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of
electronic texts and related technologies. It is aimed primarily (although
not exclusively) at librarians and scholars keen to develop, use, publish,
and control electronic texts for library, research, or teaching purposes.
Drawing on the experience and resources available at the University of
Virginia's Electronic Text Center, the course will cover the following
areas: 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 an archival document, mark its structure with SGML ("TEI") tagging,
create digital images of sample pages and illustrations, produce a
hypertext version, and make the results available on the Internet.

David Seaman became Director of the <http://www.diglib.org/>Digital Library
Federation in 2002. He was the founding director of the
internationally-known <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu>Electronic Text Center
and on-line archive at the University of Virginia.

L-80 Implementing Encoded Archival Description
Daniel Pitti :: 6-10 June, University of Virginia

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) provides standardized machine-readable
descriptive access to primary resource materials. This course is aimed at
archivists, librarians, and museum personnel who would like an introduction
to EAD that includes an extensive supervised hands-on component. Students
will learn XML encoding techniques in part using examples selected from
among their own institutions' finding aids. Other topics covered include:
the context out of which EAD emerged; introduction to the use of XML
authoring tools; the conversion of existing finding aids; publishing
finding aids; funding sources for EAD projects; and integration of EAD into
existing archival processing.

This course will introduce the application of Encoded Archival Description
(EAD), Version 2002, to the encoding of archive and manuscript library
finding aids. Though aimed primarily at archivists who process and describe
collections in finding aids, it will also be useful to repository
administrators contemplating the implementation of EAD, and to
technologists working in repositories. Topics include: the history of EAD
and its theoretical and technological foundations; an introduction to
Extensible Markup Language (XML), including authoring and network
publishing tools; the structure and semantics of EAD; use of software tools
to create and publish finding aids; conversion techniques and
methodologies, and templates for the creation of new finding aids; and the
integration and management of EAD in an archive or library.

L-85 Publishing EAD Finding Aids
Daniel Pitti :: 25-29 July, University of Virginia

This course 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.

Daniel Pitti became Project Director at the University of Virginia's
<http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu>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 initiative.

Posted by Nathaniel Adams on behalf of Rare Book School

Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103
Phone: 434-924-8851
Fax: 434-924-8824
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