L-85. Publishing EAD Finding Aids - Advance Reading List
Course Bibliography 2006
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Note: If you have limited time, the essential reading is marked with an asterisk. Articles should be read; reference materials browsed in order to familiarize yourself with them.
I. XSL, XQuery, and XPATH
Good, reasonably short introduction to XSL.
Two page quick reference.
Excellent reference source for developers of XSLT stylesheets. This is only available as a book. *The first chapter, “XSLT in Context,” however, is available online, and should read before taking the course.
II. Software: Saxon, Tomcat, Apache, and JDK
Saxon is an XSLT processor. A Java servlet application of Saxon will be used in the course, with Tomcat serving as the “servlet container.” While Tomcat, Saxon, and related software will be installed before the class, links to the Tomcat and Saxon web sites are provided here. Students should have basic familiarity with “servlets.” In addition, links are also provided here to Sun’s Java page, as the Java Development Kit is required for Tomcat and Saxon.
Saxon 8.4B is an excellent XSLT and XQuery processor and will be used in the workshop.
Cocoon is an open source XML publishing framework. Integrated with eXist (see below), it can be used to perform rendering and indexing of XML documents.
eXist is an open source XML indexer. Integrated with Cocoon (see above), it can be used to perform rendering and indexing of XML documents. eXist comes bundled with Coccon.
III. XML and Text Markup
V. Encoded Archival Description Articles and Reference Materials
Encoded Archival Description: Introduction and Overview / Daniel Pitti DLIB Magazine, November 1999
American Archivists (Chicago: Society of American Archivists), vol. 60, nos. 3-4. Two issues devoted to EAD.
*EAD Tag Library, Version 2002 (Chicago: Society of American Archivists and Library of Congress, 1998)
EAD Application Guidelines, Version 1.0 (Chicago: Society of American Archivists and Library of Congress, 1999)
VI. Encoded Archival Description Internet Sites
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A lot of useful material and links to implementations sites and contacts.