[Asis-l] RE: Announcement - Summer Institute 2002 - Creating Electronic Texts and Images

Alan Burk burk at unb.ca
Thu May 23 12:36:38 EDT 2002

This announcement is a reposting; please excuse any duplication.

 Announcing the Sixth Summer Institute at the University of New
          Brunswick / Fredericton / New Brunswick / Canada

Creating Electronic Texts and Images -- a practical "hands-on"
exploration of the research, preservation and pedagogical uses of
electronic texts and images in the humanities.

DATES: August 18 - 23, 2002
INSTRUCTOR: David Seaman, University of Virginia
PLACE: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Sponsored by the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New
Brunswick Libraries and the Department of Archives and Special

The course will centre around the creation of a set of electronic texts and
digital images. Topics to be covered include:

 ·	XML tagging and conversion
 ·	Using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines
 ·	Ebooks
 ·	The basics of archival imaging
 ·	The form and implications of XML
 ·	Publishing XML on the World Wide Web
 ·	EAD - Encoded Archival Descriptions

The course is designed primarily for librarians and archivists who are
planning to develop electronic text and imaging projects, for scholars who
are creating electronic texts as part of their teaching and research, and
for publishers who are looking to move publications to the Web.

Course participants will learn how to create TEI encoded XML files from a
selection of manuscripts from UNB’s Archives and Special Collections; and,
then, how to turn these XML files automatically into multiple formats,
including HTML, PDF, and EBook.  Participants will also have the opportunity
to tag an EAD finding aid and explore issues in creating digital images.
The work of the class will be made available on the Internet through the
Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries’ Web

COURSE PREREQUISITES: This year's institute presupposes that
participants have some experience with the Web and an elementary
understanding of HTML.

The course will be held in the Instructional Technology Learning Centre
(ITLC) in the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB campus. This
state-of-the-art lab has a Windows PC for each participant and a
high end digital projection system. The facility is air conditioned.

Registration WILL BE LIMITED to 20. The tuition ($925 Canadian
dollars) will include all course fees for the Institute, some events,
nutritional breaks,
and lunches. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations.

1. Tour and dinner at King's Landing Historical Settlement - Sunday
afternoon, August 18

King's Landing is a must for any Maritime itinerary.  It is one of North
America's foremost outdoor living history museums and has won the 1999
Attractions Canada Award - Top Attraction in Canada.  This authentically
recreated Loyalist village vibrantly brings to life the story of the first
settlers to the St. John River Valley through its more than 70 beautifully
restored buildings and friendly costumed staff.  A $25 charge applies (A bus
to and from Fredericton and dinner at the Kings Head Tavern, a 19th century
inn, are included).

2. A barbeque - Wednesday evening, August 21

There will be an informal barbeque (beef and lobster). Time and location
yet to be decided. There will be a small charge for those
requesting lobster.

3. Friday Farewell Dinner - Friday, August 23

A farewell dinner (for those still in Fredericton) in a relaxed setting with
beer, wine and Maritime hospitality. Details will be provided before
Friday. This dinner will be at one's own expense.

The Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton is offering special room
rates at:

$87.00 + tax (Canadian) Single Room
$97.00 + tax (Canadian) Double Room

Course participants will be responsible for making their own
reservations. Lord Beaverbrook Hotel: Tel. 506-455-3371 or 1-800-561-7666.
When booking rooms, please ask for block reserved under UNB Libraries,
to receive special rates. RESERVATIONS MUST BE
RATE. All blocked rooms will be released after this date.
Information about other accommodations is available at the City of
Fredericton  tourism  Web page:

You may also obtain further information by contacting Karen Kilfillen
(klk at unb.ca or 506-453-4740).  Information on prior institutes,
including comments from participants, is available at:
                   Registration Form
To regiter, use the Web registration form:
or fill out our email version:

      Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images
               August 18th to the 23rd, 2002

In the space below, briefly outline your reasons for taking this course
and describe projects which will utilize the skills you learn in this
Business address:_______________________________________
Home address:_______________________________________
FAX: ____________________ email:________________________
I am paying for:
Registration fee $925 _____
I will be attending King's Landing excursion ($25) _________
Method of payment (please circle one):
1. Cheque (made payable to: UNB Libraries)
2. Visa or Mastercard
Card#: ___________________________________
Expiry date:_______________________________
3. Purchase Order (please attach):
Payment is due in full by June 28, 2002. Refunds will not be honoured
after July 12, 2002.

Karen Kilfillen, Library Administrative Officer
klk at unb.ca
or mail or fax to:
Karen Kilfillen
UNB Libraries, PO Box 7500
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H5
PHONE: (506) 453-4740 FAX: (506) 453-4595
Confirmation of registration will be sent to you after processing.

Alan Burk, Associate Director of Libraries and Director of the Electronic
Text Centre
Phone: 506-453-4740 Fax: 506-453-4595

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