I would like to thank both those who responded to me directly and to
the list for their very encouraging responses to my query below. I
need to discuss this with the director of the Rare Book School and
will inform the list members of the outcome soon. Many people
provided very useful suggestions, most of which were compatible with
Thank you again,
At 09:59 AM 9/21/2007, you wrote:
>It is the time of year for me to contemplate what and if I will
>teach a week-long course through the Rare Book School at the
>University of Virginia in 2008.
>For the past 10 years, I have taught a course called "Implementing
>EAD." This course offered an intensive week covering the
>technological and intellectual foundations of EAD and a lot of hands
>on experience in applying it. At this point, EAD appears to be
>sufficiently promulgated to be mostly self-sustaining (the trained
>train new comers), supplemented by training in archive and library
>programs and the SAA two-day workshop. The need for the
>"Implementing EAD" course has diminished.
>I am contemplate offering a course next year called Archival
>Description Systems. This course would cover an introduction to the
>ICA standards and emerging standards, their relations to EAD, EAC,
>EAG, and a yet to be name communication standard for the description
>of functions, and finally the conceptual and technological framework
>within which these standards would be brought together to form a
>complete dynamic archival descriptive system. A post-finding aid world.
>I would like to ask the subscribers to this list if you would be
>interested in such a course. Specifically I want to know whether you
>would be **sufficiently interested to seek funding, apply, and
>attend the course.**
>I need to make a decision soon, and so I would like to hear from you soon.
>Thank you for taking a moment to consider this.
>University of Virginia
Daniel V. Pitti, Associate Director
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
319 Alderman Library
P.O. Box 400115
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4115