Cont. Ed.: Electronic Documents Seminar (TX) (David T. Terry) Marcia Tuttle 06 Jul 1998 17:50 UTC

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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)

August 6-7, 1998
The University of Texas at Austin, Thompson Conference Center

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.

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

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

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

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
( or call the GSLIS office, (512) 471-8806 for
registration information.

Registrations can be faxed, with payment to follow, to avoid the late fee.