Readers of this list may be interested in the following five-day course, to
be offered at the University of Virginia this summer:

Description (EAD) provides standardized machine-readable access
to primary resource materials. This course is aimed at
archivists, librarians, and museum personnel who would like an
introduction to EAD that includes an extensive supervised
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 the use of SGML authoring tools and
browsers; the conversion of existing finding aids to EAD.
Instructor: Daniel Pitti.

DANIEL PITTI became Project Director at the University of
Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology earlier this year,
before which he was Librarian for Advanced Technologies at the
University of California, Berkeley. He was the Coordinator of the
Encoded Archival Description initiative.

The five-day course will take place from Monday 28 July - Friday 1 August
as part of UVa's annual Rare Book School. Tuition for the course is $595.
Low-cost, air-conditioned dormitory housing will be offered on the historic
central grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodation is
readily available. Students are encouraged to take advantage of RBS's
housing to arrive a few days before their course, or stay a few days later,
in order to give themselves (and their families) a better chance to explore
the Charlottesville area, which includes many sites of historic interest as
well as various vacation attractions.

For further information about any aspect of RBS

write:  Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University
        of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498
fax:    804/924-8824
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phone:  804/924-8851
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