Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 14.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 06:44:20 +0100
From: Book Arts Press <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Computing Courses of interest at Virginia
RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Summer Sessions 2001, 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 from 4 June - 8 June, 16 July - 20
July, 23 July - 27 July, 30 July - 3 August, and 6 August - 10 August 2000.
THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL prerequisites for RBS courses
vary. Some courses are primarily directed toward research librarians and
archivists. Others are intended for academics, persons working in the
antiquarian book trade, bookbinders and conservators, professional and
avocational students of the history of books and printing, book collectors,
and others with an interest in the subjects being treated.
THE TUITION FOR EACH FIVE-DAY COURSE is $745. Air-conditioned
dormitory housing (about $35/night) will be offered on the historic Central
Grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodations are readily
FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete
brochure and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs), providing
additional details about the courses offered and other information about
RBS, visit our Web site at:
Or write Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498; fax 804/924-8824; email
email@example.com; or telephone 804/924-8851.
Subscribers to the Humanist list may find the following Rare Book School
courses to be of particular interest:
55. ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND IMAGES. (MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 23-27) 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. For details
about last year's version of this course, see
<http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/rbs/99>. Some experience with HTML is a
prerequisite for admission to the course. Instructor: David Seaman.
DAVID SEAMAN is the founding director of the internationally-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.
45, 65. IMPLEMENTING ENCODED ARCHIVAL DESCRIPTION (SESSION I,
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 16-20; SESSION II, MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 30-AUG 3).
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) provides standardized machine-readable
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
SGML encoding techniques in part using examples selected from among their
own institution's finding aids. Topics: the context out of which EAD
emerged; introduction to the use of SGML authoring tools and browsers; the
conversion of existing finding aids to EAD. Instructor: Daniel Pitti.
DANIEL PITTI became Project Director at the University of Virginia's
Institute for Advanced Technology 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.
43. PRINTING DESGIN AND PUBLICATION. (MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 16-20) In today's
cultural institutions, the texts for announcements, newsletters -- even
full-dress catalogs -- are composed on computers, often by staff members
with scant graphic design background. By precept and critical examination
of work, the course pinpoints how available software can generate
appropriate design from laser-printed posters and leaflets through complex
projects involving commercial printers. Prime concerns are suitability,
client expectations and institutional authority.
GREER ALLEN has designed publications for Colonial Williamsburg, the
Houghton, the Beinecke, the Metropolitan, Yale's art museums, the
Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rosenbach, the Art Institute of Chicago,
Storm King Art Center, and many other libraries and museums. Formerly Yale
University Printer, he now serves as Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the
Yale School of Art. He has been designated Honorary Printer to the
Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City. He has taught this course
annually since 1994.
Book Arts Press Phone: 804/924-8851
114 Alderman Library Fax: 804/924-8824
University of Virginia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlottesville, VA 22903 http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks
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