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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 14.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 06:44:20 +0100
             From: Book Arts Press <fac-fbap@virginia.edu>
             Subject: Computing Courses of interest at Virginia

    RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Summer Sessions 2001, a
    collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning rare books,
    manuscripts, the history of books and printing, and special collections to
    be held at the University of Virginia from 4 June - 8 June, 16 July - 20
    July, 23 July - 27 July, 30 July - 3 August, and 6 August - 10 August 2000.
              THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL prerequisites for RBS courses
    vary. Some courses are primarily directed toward research librarians and
    archivists. Others are intended for academics, persons working in the
    antiquarian book trade, bookbinders and conservators, professional and
    avocational students of the history of books and printing, book collectors,
    and others with an interest in the subjects being treated.
              THE TUITION FOR EACH FIVE-DAY COURSE is $745. Air-conditioned
    dormitory housing (about $35/night) will be offered on the historic Central
    Grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodations are readily
              FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete
    brochure and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs), providing
    additional details about the courses offered and other information about
    RBS, visit our Web site at:


    Or write Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia,
    Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498; fax 804/924-8824; email
    oldbooks@virginia.edu; or telephone 804/924-8851.

    Subscribers to the Humanist list may find the following Rare Book School
    courses to be of particular interest:

    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 online texts. For details
    about last year's version of this course, see
    <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/rbs/99>. Some experience with HTML is a
    prerequisite for admission to the course. Instructor: David Seaman.

    DAVID SEAMAN is the founding director of the internationally-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.

    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. 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.

    cultural institutions, the texts for announcements, newsletters -- even
    full-dress catalogs -- are composed on computers, often by staff members
    with scant graphic design background. By precept and critical examination
    of work, the course pinpoints how available software can generate
    appropriate design from laser-printed posters and leaflets through complex
    projects involving commercial printers. Prime concerns are suitability,
    client expectations and institutional authority.

    GREER ALLEN has designed publications for Colonial Williamsburg, the
    Houghton, the Beinecke, the Metropolitan, Yale's art museums, the
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rosenbach, the Art Institute of Chicago,
    Storm King Art Center, and many other libraries and museums. Formerly Yale
    University Printer, he now serves as Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the
    Yale School of Art. He has been designated Honorary Printer to the
    Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City. He has taught this course
    annually since 1994.

    Book Arts Press Phone: 804/924-8851
    114 Alderman Library Fax: 804/924-8824
    University of Virginia Email: oldbooks@virginia.edu
    Charlottesville, VA 22903 http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks

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