BOOKS AT VIRGINIA: Rare Book School May 2002
Electronic Texts and Images
This course will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of
electronic texts and related technologies such as ebook formats. It is aimed primarily
(although not exclusively) at librarians, publishers, and scholars keen to develop,
use, publish, and control electronic texts for library, research, or
teaching purposes. Drawing on the experience and resources available at
UVa's Electronic Text Center, the course will cover the following areas:
As a focus for our study of etexts, the class will create an electronic
version of an archival collection (this year we are working on
Civil War letters),
mark its structure with XML-compliant Text Encoding Initiative tagging,
create digital images of sample pages and illustrations,
build an EAD guide,
produce versions from the TEI master file for web and ebook dissemination,
and make it all available on the Internet.
- how to create archival-quality etexts, including digital image facsimiles;
- eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for etext development and use;
- the management and use of Web-based XML text databases.
- ebook and other non-web browser output options from XML.
Background Reading List
Summary of Resources