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, 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 , 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.
Digital Library Federation