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Re: RBS 2002 Summer Session courses



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At 07:17 PM 11/15/2001, Karl Best wrote:
> > Rare Book School (RBS) is pleased to announce the schedule of courses
>for its first summer session, Monday-Friday 8-12 July and Monday-Friday
>15-19 July 2002. The new courses offered include .... Electronic Texts
>in XML...

Awfully strange topic for a rare book school, don't you think :-)
         Karl F. Best
         kfbest@mediaone.net          "A Luddite with a Laptop..."
         Chelmsford, MA


Not a bit: a great many rare book and special collections departments in US
research libraries are determined to make their collections more
accessible: for a typical example, cf

         http://www.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/ase/

There's a lot of expertise that needs to be developed in this field among
personnel who thought that training in languages, history, and literature
would be adequate preparation for a career in rare books. David Seaman has
been teaching an introductory course in electronic texts and images at Rare
Book School since 1994, and many rare book librarians have taken it. We
hope they'll now be interested in advanced training in the field.


Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of Virginia : Rare Book
School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA  22903 : Telephone
434/924-8851   fax 434/924-8824   email belanger@virginia.edu : URL
<http://www.rarebookschool.org>

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