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Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 9:00 amFriday, May 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

xml-xslt-screenshotThe 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.

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 1.0 and 2.0, 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.

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, May 14–Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
ARL, 21 Dupont Circle NW #800, Washington, DC
Register online by April 16, 2014


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


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