Introduction to Etexts: Syllabus
May 11th and 14th, 2002David Seaman
Director, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
This course is designed for a library, academic, and publishing audience. It will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of XML-based electronic texts and related technologies (including ebook formats and Print On Demand).
This syllabus outlines the major subjects for each day. The second morning will start with a brief review and reminder of the salient features of the previous day.
Day 1: am: Introductions A Practical Introduction to SGML and XML pm: Using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD. Ebook technologies. Day 2: am: Text and Image Scanning -- theory and practice. Project management techniques pm: XML software tools. The Great Transcription: using the TEI Guidelines for manuscript materials. Day 3: am: The TEI header and other metadata issues Introduction to stylesheets pm: TEI/XML entities -- special characters, and inclusion of image and other external files Digital images of textual items Day 4: am: The Great Parsing: validating TEI documents pm: SGML/XML as an interchange format Demonstration of TEI to web and ebook conversions The final product and review.