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Washington DC‹The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to
offer once again an in-depth workshop focused on Web development with XML.

Taught by experienced XML developers from the libraries of Brown
University, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Foundation for
the Humanities, this five-day workshop will explore XML with a specific
focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use. Participants will use
XML and related technologies in the creation of a prototype digital
publication. In addition, the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill Libraries will host a reception and tour of their new Carolina
Digital Library and Archive.

Topics to be covered include:

   1. XML: What is it? How does it differ from SGML and HTML?
   2. Working with content models (primarily XML Schema) and methods of
      using them when constructing and validating XML
   3. Implementing methods of content transformation and delivery (using
      XSL and XPath) so the XML we build can be delivered, read, and
      used in a variety of formats
   4. Using XML applications such as XQuery and eXist to further utilize
      XML capabilities and technologies in a Web environment

January 5-9, 2009
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
247 Davis Library
Chapel Hill NC

Matthew Gibson, Managing Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia
Christine Ruotolo, Digital Service Manager, University of Virginia Library
Patrick Yott, Director, Center for Digital Initiatives, Brown University

Matthew, Christine, and Patrick have taught XML courses in collaboration
with the ARL Statistics and Measurement program since 2002. This will be
their seventh collaborative event.

Register by December 1, 2008, at

Members of ARL and TRLN libraries pay a registration fee of $850;
non-members pay $1,275. These prices do not include meals or housing for
the event.

ARL has reserved a block of rooms at the Carolina Inn, a nearby hotel,
until November 20, 2008. The rooms cannot be guaranteed after this date.
For reservations, call 800-962-8519 and identify yourself as part of the
Association of Research Libraries group.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

For more information, please contact Kristina Justh, [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


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