RARE BOOK SCHOOL 1999 (RBS): Rare Book School is pleased to announce its
schedule of courses for the summer of 1999, consisting of 27 five-day,
non-credit courses on topics concerning the history of books and
printing, manuscripts, and special collections, to be offered on the
grounds of the University of Virginia 12 July - 6 August.  Tuition per
course for the RBS 1999 Summer Session is $640.  The complete brochure,
expanded course descriptions, and applications are available at our


Readers of EAD may find the courses featured below to be of particular


Encoded Archival 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. Offered in both weeks 1 and 3.  Instructor: Daniel Pitti.

DANIEL PITTI became Project Director at the University of Virginia's
Institute for Advanced Technology in 1997, before which he was Librarian
for Advanced Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. He
was the Coordinator of the Encoded Archival Description initiative.


A practical exploration of the research, preservation, editing, and
pedagogical uses of electronic texts and images in the humanities. The
course will center around the creation of a set of archival-quality
etexts and digital images, for which we shall also create an Encoded
Archival Description guide. Topics include: SGML tagging and conversion;
using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines; the form and implications
of XML; publishing on the World Wide Web; and the management and use of
on-line texts. See for details about last year's course. Some experience
with HTML is a pre-requisite for admission to the course. Offered in
both weeks 2 and 4. Instructor: David Seaman.

DAVID SEAMAN is the founding director of the nationally-known Electronic
Text Center and on-line archive at the University of Virginia. He
lectures and writes frequently on SGML, the Internet, and the creation
and use of electronic texts in the humanities.

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Daniel V. Pitti         Project Director
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
Alderman Library        University of Virginia  Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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