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An Introduction to XML and XML Applications

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 9:00 amFriday, February 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment program and the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer this three-day in-depth workshop focused on using XML and XSLT in the library environment.

An Introduction to XML and XML Applications

February 26–28, 2014, in Washington, DC

Taught by experienced XML 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 is designed for the relative newcomer to XML. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation. Some topics the workshop will cover include:

  • Differences between XML and HTML and SGML
  • Writing well-formed XML
  • Writing and validating XML with DTDs, Schema, and Schematron
  • XML Namespaces
  • Exploring XML applications specific to librarians and digital humanists: MODS, METS, TEI, KML, etc.

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, February 26–Friday, February 28, 2014
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
ARL, 21 Dupont Circle NW #800, Washington, DC
Register online by February 10, 2014


Register online. Register for this workshop and “Transforming with XSLT” (May 14–16, 2014) by February 10 and receive a $200 discount.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

A program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation is a community of library practitioners engaged in and committed to building and sustaining digital libraries through collaborative effort and establishing best practices. The DLF community includes project managers, code developers, and all who are invested in digital library issues. The DLF website is available at http://www.diglib.org/.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


ARL Headquarters
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036 United States
202 296 2296