I will be facilitating a half-day tutorial on open source software
and XML at the upcoming Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL),
and I thought some people here might want to attend. JCDL has the
reputation for being a quality conference, and Chapel Hill (North
Carolina) is a nice place to visit.
Tutorial 11: Exploiting open source tools to create, maintain,
and disseminate XML content
XML is quickly becoming the means of marking up data for the
purposes of transmitting information from one computer to
another. While XML can be created by hand, the process is tedious
and not necessarily scalable. Software systems can address this
problem, and this tutorial enumerates, describes, and
demonstrates ways open source software can be used to create,
maintain, and disseminate XML. The goal of this tutorial is to
increase participants' knowledge of these tools and to
demonstrate how to take advantage of them in everyday digital
library work and software development.
Software engineers and librarians/intermediate
Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of the Digital Access and
Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries
of Notre Dame. He considers himself to be a librarian first and a
computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new
ways to use computers to provide better library service. Some of
his more well-known investigations and implementations include
MyLibrary and the Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts. An advocate
for open source software and open access publishing, Morgan has
been freely distributing his software and publications for years
before the terms "open source" and "open access" were coined.
Morgan also hosts his own Internet domain, infomotions.com.
University Libraries of Notre Dame