Cont. Ed.: Electronic Documents Seminar (TX) (David T. Terry) Marcia Tuttle 06 Jul 1998 17:50 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:30:17 -0500 From: "David T. Terry" <dterry@UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU> Subject: Cont. Ed.: Electronic Documents Seminar (TX) CREATING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS FOR THE NEXT CENTURY August 6-7, 1998 The University of Texas at Austin, Thompson Conference Center WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This seminar is for professionals whose organization counts on them to provide solutions to the problems posed by the management of electronic documents and records. PURPOSE The purpose of this seminar is twofold: to explore the new technologies we will be using to create documents inthe coming years, and to examine how those standards may be the antidote to the jumble of fractious and proprietary competing formats that threaten to make modern electronic documents inaccessible to future generations. With the advent of the web, the alphabet soup of acronyms to remember � such as SGML, DSSSL, HTML, XML, XSL, and EAD� has exploded. This two-day seminar will present a view of the emerging standards that will be used for creating and managing documents in the twenty-first century. Many of the technical details involved in the Standardized General Markup Language (SGML) and its cousin, the Extensible Markup Language (XML), will be examined to understand why they are so powerful and how they are meant to be implemented. To demonstrate some real-world applications, we will look at some specific implementations of these markup languages, including Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and others. This seminar will provide insight as to how and why these standards evolved, and how they will provide a framework for the long-term preservation of electronic records. Special emphasis will be placed on the fundamental concepts involved in these document description languages and how they can be used. In addition, the seminar will study many of the policy and organizational decisions that must be made when new document standards are adopted, with examples ranging from government to private industry. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stan Gunn is a network manager in charge of Internet services for the Texas Youth Commission. He earned his master�s degree in Library and Information Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997 with a specialization in archives and records management. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin. Stan serves as co-chair of a workgroup writing electronic records functional requirements for state agencies in Texas. COST OF SEMINAR Regular registration fee is $175. Include a $20.00 late fee if registration is not postmarked by July 23, 1998. Check, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Fee includes refreshments, handouts and lunch. Fees are used to support the UT-Austin GSLIS continuing education program. For more information or for a registration form, contact David Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org). or call the GSLIS office, (512) 471-8806 for registration information. Registrations can be faxed, with payment to follow, to avoid the late fee.