The Potomac Technical Processing Librarians announce the following workshop:

XML Workshop with Matthew Gibson

Friday, May 13, 2011
9 AM - 5 PM

OCLC Office (11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036)

Matthew Gibson, an experienced XML instructor and developer, is Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia.   This one-day hands-on workshop will explore XML with a specific focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use.  The workshop will take the student through building a document in XML, validating that document, and transforming that document into another format for the public user.

Topics to be covered include:

XML: What is it?  What's the difference between XML and HTML? And why as librarians should we care about XML?
Understanding XML validation: What it is, and why is it important?
Content transformation (using XSLT and XPath) to enable XML that we build to be read and used in a variety of formats by our potential users.

Registration: $85 PTPL members, $100 non-members  
All registration must be submitted via the PTPL web site:

Due date: April 30, 2011  

Payment: Online via PayPal or by check

For questions about registration, please contact Linda Wirth (Treasurer) via e-mail at [log in to unmask] or by phone (703) 978-0831.  

Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL), a regional affiliate of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, is a professional organization for technical services librarians in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  For general information about PTPL, contact Vera Clyburn, Chair, at [log in to unmask].

The PTPL Executive Board and Advisory Council gratefully acknowledge the kind support of OCLC in making their Dupont Circle office available for this workshop and other events.