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XML Development: From Markup to Application

April 25-28, 2011, Washington, DC

Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to offer an in-depth workshop focused on Web development with XML.

Taught by experienced XML instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Patrick Yott, Digital Library Manager at Northeastern University, this four-day workshop will explore XML with a specific focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use. Participants will use XML and related technologies in the creation of a prototype digital publication.

Topics to be covered include:

  • XML: What is it? And why should we care about it?
  • Working with content models (primarily XML Schema and some Schematron) and methods of using them when constructing and validating XML
  • Implementing methods of content transformation and delivery (using XSLT and XPath) so the XML we build can be delivered, read, and used in a variety of formats
  • Utilizing Solr, a Lucene-based search server, and XSLT to deliver the final class project

Participants should have a basic familiarity and some experience with markup (e.g., HTML, some XML, etc.).

Event Details

Dates: Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: George Washington University Marvin Center, Washington, DC
Fee: $1,500
Register: by March 25, 2011, at

Patrick M. Yott
Digital Library Manager
Northeastern University Libraries
360 Huntington Avenue, SL270
Boston, MA 02120
p 617.373.4194
f 617.373.5409
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