Rare Books School 1997
University of Virginia
Introduction to Electronic Texts & Images
4th-8th August 1997
This syllabus outlines the major subjects for each day. All sessions are in the Electronic Classroom, Alderman Library 4th Floor, unless otherwise noted. Each morning will start with a brief review and reminder of the salient features of the previous day.
- am -- Introductions/Projects
Etexts at Virginia: 1992-1997
- pm -- A Practical Introduction to SGML: HyperText Markup Language 3.2 and 4.0
Looking ahead to XML
- am -- Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD
Discussion of text creation procedures
- pm -- Group splits in two:
- Group I: Scanning -- a hands-on session // SGML guidelines
- Group II: SGML guidelines // Scanning -- a hands-on session
- am -- The Great Transcription: using the TEI Guidelines for
- pm -- Data control and MARC interchange: the Text Encoding Initiative header
Another form of SGML: the Encoded Archival Descriptions DTD (we will build an EAD guide for our collection of Civil War letters).
- am -- Transcription and mark-up issues.
Digital images of textual items: creation, manipulation, uses, and control.
- pm -- Digital Images continued. Text analysis software.
- am -- The Great Parsing: validating TEI documents using NSGMLS
Our texts go on-line Friday lunchtime.
- pm -- SGML as an interchange format: automated TEI to HTML conversion
The final product and review.