XML and Libraries: LITA Regional Institute

Chris Peterson/Amigos peterson at amigos.org
Tue Mar 9 14:30:15 EST 2004

XML and Libraries

Date:  Thursday, April 1, 2004

Location:  Euless, TX (close to Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Amigos Library Services
will host the LITA Regional Institute: XML and Libraries.  This workshop
will cover the structure and utility of Extensible Markup Language (XML)
with an emphasis on the relevance of XML to libraries.  Topics will include
the role XML plays in diverse applications such as web design, content
management, descriptive metadata; how to use XML to achieve the separation
of content and presentation on a web site; and how to use stylesheets to
tie together XML-based componenets for building web-based applications.

Points covered:
* History of XML
* Why librarians should care about XML
* Using XML on the Web (including stylesheets)
* Using XML for data interchange
* Using XML for metadata
* Using XML for building and augmenting library applications

Audience:  This workshop is especially productive for library webmasters
and systems librarians, but would be useful to anyone who is interested in
web technology, data representation, or who wants to know what XML is all
about.  A basic familiarity with HTML is assumed.

Presenter:  Ron Gilmour is the Science and Technology Coordinator at the
John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He
received his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
where he also earned an MS in biology. His recent work includes
experimenting with methods of serving XML-encoded data and ways to use XML
to represent biological systematic information. He is the author of "XML: A
Guide for Librarians," No. 11 in the LITA Guide series (2003).

Registration and more Information:

Christine Peterson
Library Liaison Officer, Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road, Dallas, TX  75244-3509
800/843-8482 x2891 (message only)
512/671-1580 (phone and fax)
EMAIL:  peterson at amigos.org

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