FYI. For those of you interested in an introduction to XSL, so as to be able to do more with your EAD finding aids. If you have a solid understanding of EAD and are ready for the next step this might be a good workshop for you. It's a tad pricey, but for three full days I think it's actually a bargain (and hey, who wouldn't want to go to Florida in April??)
Special Collections Research Center
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Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT April 9-11, 2012, Gainesville, Florida
Washington, DC-The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment Program and the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer an in-depth workshop focused on using XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) in digital library projects.
Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, Digital Services Manager at the University of Virginia Library, this three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific focus on the role of XSLT in digital library projects. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.
Lectures, exercises, and projects will allow participants to gain experience using some of the more powerful components of XSLT 1.0 and 2.0, including:
- navigating the XML tree with XPath 2.0;
- working with recursion, modes, and named templates;
- using and creating functions;
- combining source documents and creating multiple result documents;
- sorting and grouping data; and
- using branching and control structures.
Participants should have a strong background in XML markup. A basic understanding of XSLT technology is encouraged, as is a thorough familiarity with HTML markup.
Dates: Monday, April 9-Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Florida Center for Library Automation in Gainesville, FL
Register: by March 15, 2012
For more details and to register, see
For more information, contact:
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Digital Initiatives Librarian
Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA)
5820 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606
P: 352.392.9020 x298
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