[Cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.]
RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Winter/Spring
Sessions 2001, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics
concerning the history of the book, book illustration and encoded archival
description to be held at the University of Virginia from 8 January - 12
January, 12 March - 16 March and 4 June - 8 June 2001.
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
in the subjects being treated.
THE TUITION FOR EACH FIVE-DAY COURSE is $745. Reasonably -priced
accommodation is readily available nearby.
FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete
and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs), providing additional details
about the courses offered and other information about RBS, visit our Web site
Or write Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498; fax 804/924-8824; email [log in to unmask];
or telephone 804/924-8851.
Subscribers to EAD may find the following Rare Book School courses to be of
13: Implementing Encoded Archival Description (8 January - 12 January).
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) provides standardized machine-readable
access to primary resource materials. This course is intended for archivists,
librarians, and museum personnel who would like an introduction to EAD that
includes a substantial 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
use of SGML authoring tools and browsers; the conversion of existing finding
aids to EAD. Instructor: Daniel Pitti.