Announcement - Summer Institute 2000 - Creating Electronic Texts and Images

Alan Burk burk at
Wed May 17 10:13:02 EDT 2000

This is a re-posting of an earlier message; please excuse any duplication.

Alan Burk
Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries
 Announcing the Fourth 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 20 - 25, 2000
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:
 ·	SGML tagging and conversion
 ·	Using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines
 ·	The basics of archival imaging
 ·	The form and implications of XML
 ·	Publishing SGML 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 create an electronic version of a selection of Canadian
literary letters from the University of New Brunswick's Archives and Special
Collections. They will also encode the letters with TEI/SGML tagging, tag an
EAD finding aid and explore issues in creating digital images.

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 facility has a Windows 98 PC for each participant and a
high end digital projection system. The facility is air conditioned.

Registration WILL BE LIMITED to 20. The tuition ($800 Canadian
dollars) will include all course fees for the Institute, nutritional breaks,
and lunches. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations.

In addition, the week-long institute will include a number of special social
events. Sunday Afternoon, August 20, there will be a dinner and guided tour
of Kings Landing Historical Settlement
(  Kings Landing provides an
experience which recreates the sights, sounds and feel of rural New
Brunswick in the 1800's. Authentic costumed staff add to the atmosphere of
this restored 19th century community. A private bus will provide
transportation to and back from Kings Landing and will leave Fredericton at
approximately 12pm.   (Note:  this excursion is replacing the originally
announced visit to Old Government House in Fredericton.) A steak and lobster
barbeque is planned for Wednesday, August 23, hosted by the Director of the
Text Centre. An additional charge will apply to some of the Institute's
special events. Please check our webpage for details:

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

$85.00 + tax (Canadian) Single Room
$91.00 + tax (Canadian) Double Room

Course participants will be responsible for making their own
reservations. Lord Beaverbrook Hotel: Tel. 506-455-3371
When booking rooms, please ask for block reserved under Harriet
Irving Library 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 New
Brunswick Tourism accommodation webpage:

You may also obtain further information by contacting Karen Maguire
(kmaguire at or 506-453-4740).  Information on prior institutes,
including comments from participants, is available at:
                   Registration Form
 Note: You can use our Web Registration Form located at:
or fill out our email version:
      Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images
               August 20th to 25th, 2000

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 $800 _____
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 30, 2000. Refunds will not be honoured
after July 15, 2000.

Karen Maguire, Library Administrative Officer
kmaguire at
or mail or fax to:
Karen Maguire
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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