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Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment program and the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer an in-depth workshop focused on using XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) in digital library projects.


Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Programs 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. 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; and
  • using branching and control structures.

This workshop is designed for information professionals who have a familiarity with XML markup and who would like to learn or expand their current knowledge of XSLT. Some understanding of XSLT and experience with markup such as HTML is a plus.

Event Details

Dates: Monday, March 25–Wednesday, March 27, 2013 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Location: ARL offices in Washington, DC 
Fee: $1,000 
Register: by February 25, 2013

For more details and to register, visit the workshop webpage.

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/.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 126 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/.