Using XML in Libraries -- Still time to register

Patrick Yott p.yott at NEU.EDU
Tue Apr 14 11:08:46 EDT 2015

Posting for a colleague -- please excuse cross-postings

There is still time to register for the “Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT” workshop sponsored and hosted by the Association of Research Libraries. The deadline for registration is April 20. 
Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT

May 20–22, 2015, in Washington, DC

(see for more information and registration)
Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, director of digital initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, digital services manager for humanities and social sciences at the University of Virginia Library, this three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific focus on the role of XSLT in digital library projects and an emphasis on practical tasks such as metadata crosswalking. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.

Lectures, exercises, and projects will allow participants to gain experience using some of the more powerful components of XSLT, including:

Navigating the XML tree with XPath 2.0
Working with recursion, modes, and named templates
Using and creating functions
Combining source documents and creating multiple result documents
Sorting and grouping data
Using branching and control structures
This workshop is designed for information professionals who have a good understanding of XML and work with it frequently. While some understanding of and experience with XSLT is a plus, this is not a requirement.

If you have any questions about the content of the workshop, feel free to email myself (mgibson at or Chris Ruotolo (cjr2q at 

If you have questions about workshop logistics, schedule, etc. please contact Angela Pappalardo at angela at


Matthew Gibson
Director of Digital Initiatives
Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22903
(p) 434.924.4531 | (f) 434.296.4714


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