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  Alan Burk
  Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries

 Announcing the Fifth 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 19 - 24, 2001
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/XML tagging and conversion
 ·      Using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines
 ·      Ebooks (This will be an expanded component for this year’s institute)
 ·      The basics of archival imaging
 ·      The form and implications of XML
 ·      Publishing SGML/XML 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 learn how to create TEI encoded XML files from a
selection of manuscripts from UNB’s Archives and Special Collections; and,
then, how to turn these XML files automatically into multiple formats,
including HTML, PDF, and EBook.  Participants will also have the opportunity
to tag an EAD finding aid and explore issues in creating digital images.
The work of the class will be made available on the Internet through the
Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries’ Web

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 ($850 Canadian
dollars) will include all course fees for the Institute, some events,
nutritional breaks,
and lunches. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations.

1. A reception and tour of Old Government House and dinner at the Sheraton -
Sunday, August 19

A reception and tour of the recently renovated Old Government House will
give participants a chance to explore and to be introduced to one
of the oldest and most historic sites in Fredericton. Old Government House
is located on the bank of the St. John River in one of the most
picturesque sections in downtown Fredericton. This will be followed by
dinner at the Sheraton. Cost of reception, tour and dinner are
included in the Institute's tuition.

2. A barbeque - Wednesday, August 22

There will be an informal barbeque (beef and lobster).    Time and location
yet to be decided. There will be a small charge for those
requesting lobster.

3. Friday Farewell Dinner - Friday, August 24

A farewell dinner (for those still in Fredericton) in a relaxed setting with
beer, wine and Maritime hospitality. Details will be provided before
Friday. This dinner will be at one's own expense.

The first event, the tour of Old Government House and dinner at the
Sheraton, is subject to change.  Check our Web site for the most up-to-date

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

$87.00 + tax (Canadian) Single Room
$97.00 + tax (Canadian) Double Room

Course participants will be responsible for making their own
reservations. Lord Beaverbrook Hotel: Tel. 506-455-3371 or 1-800-561-7666.
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 City of
Fredericton  tourism  Web page:

You may also obtain further information by contacting Karen Kilfillen
([log in to unmask] or 506-453-4740).  Information on prior institutes,
including comments from participants, is available at:
                   Registration Form
Use our Web Registration Form located at:
or fill out our email version:

      Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images
               August 19th to 24th, 2001

In the space below, briefly outline your reasons for taking this course
and describe projects which will utilize the skills you learn in this
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Payment is due in full by June 29, 2001. Refunds will not be honoured
after July 13, 2001.

Karen Kilfillen, Library Administrative Officer
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or mail or fax to:
Karen Kilfillen
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