Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems
In this 6-course certificate program, you will gain competency as a coder
in XML and RDF-based systems that create, transform, manage, and
disseminate content and metadata. Typically, these are the structures at
the heart of content management systems, repositories, and digital
libraries, as well as the upcoming BIBFRAME. Topics covered include XML
fundamentals, XPath, DTDs and Schemas, standard markup languages, XSLT and
Xquery, the semantic web, RDFa and RDFa Lite, RSS, ontologies and linked
data, and the SPARQL semantic query language and protocol.
Courses in this series, beginning August 3rd:
- Introduction to XML
- Transforming and Querying XML with XSLT and Xquery
- Introduction to RDF
- RDFa1.1 (RDFa and RDFa Lite) and RSS
- Linked Data
- The SPARQL Fundamentals I - the Semantic Web in Action
The first course, Introduction to XML, starts on Monday, August 3rd. This
course will provide an introduction to XML (the eXtensible Markup Language)
and also introduce some basic tools for working with XML documents. The
main goals of this course are for students to get comfortable with XML as
structured data format, learn the basic rules and tools for working with
XML, and learn about several XML standards used in the library, digital
humanities, and publishing communities. Topics will include: understanding
basic XML document structures and content models, XPath, XML Document Type
Definitions (DTDs) and Schemas. The course will also provide an
introduction to several more advanced topics, as time allows, including XML
namespaces and Library of Congress XML markup standards that are relevant
to electronic text resources and metadata management including Dublin Core,
MARC-XML, and MODS.
Links to full course descriptions in the series are here:
We are offering some optional follow-up classes in addition: The SPARQL
Fundamentals II, The SPARQL Fundamentals III, Fundamentals of XSLT,
Introduction to JSON and Structured Data, and JSON-LD Fundamentals.
These courses work best if taken in sequence, as the sequence builds on
knowledge gained, but we have no formal prerequisites in place. If you need
to take them out of sequence, feel free to contact us about your situation.
You can register for all six courses in the certificate program, at a 10%
discount ($945 for the six courses). You can do that here:
Of course, you can register for individual classes as well.
Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University.
From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at
Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From
1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the
Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and
institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New
England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect.
Read an interview with Dr. Chavez about this series of courses:
These are online classes that are taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
classes do not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.
You can register through the first week of instruction of the first class.
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For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:
Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446
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