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XML Workshop

  • 13 May 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • OCLC Office (11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036)
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XML Workshop with Matthew Gibson

Friday, May 13, 2011
9 AM - 5 PM
OCLC Office
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Matthew Gibson, an experienced XML instructor and developer, is Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia.

This one-day hands-on workshop will explore XML with a specific focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use.  The workshop will take the student through building a document in XML, validating that document, and transforming that document into another format for the public user.

Topics to be covered include:
  • XML: What is it?  What's the difference between XML and HTML? And why as librarians should we care about XML?
  • Understanding XML validation: What is it, and why is it important?
  • Content transformation (using XSLT and XPath) to enable XML that we build to be read and used in a variety of formats by our potential users.
Additional Information:

Directions: from Metro – exit the Red Line at Dupont Circle via the “South exit”. At the top of the escalator, turn around and walk through the circle to the other side. The OCLC offices are in the same brown brick building as Books-A-Million and you can enter the building from the side on New Hampshire Ave.  When entering the building you will need to sign in with the security guard.

Parking: $15/day in building, also located on New Hampshire Ave side entrance. There are several other lots in buildings off of Massachusetts Ave (within 3 blocks) that offer $10/day parking, the closest is in the SEIU building.

Lunch:  Attendees are responsible for their own lunch and refreshments.  There are a number of food options available in the Dupont Circle area and refreshments are permitted in the training room.

Refunds: PTPL's refund policy can be found here.

For questions about registration or to be placed on a wait list, please contact Linda Wirth (Treasurer) via e-mail at or by phone (703) 978-0831.
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