EAD2HTML: Transforming your Finding Aids with XSL

Course Description
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Course Type: 

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), is a powerful tool for transforming XML documents into other formats. This workshop focuses on applying XSL to transform Encoded Archival Description (EAD-Version 3) finding aids into valid HTML5 files viewable on the web.

Learning Objectives: 

Goals for this workshop include:

  • Distinguish between XSL, XSLT, XPath, CSS, and HTML5
  • Describe a variety of XSL elements and their function in transforming EAD to HTML
  • Select and manipulate EAD nodes using abbreviated and full XPath
  • Troubleshoot XSL stylesheets
  • Create an XSL stylesheet and use it to a transform a supplied finding aid to HTML5
Target Audience: 
Archivists and technical staff interested in publishing EAD finding aids as HTML pages.
Prerequisites: 

During the workshop, students will build a complete stylesheet for EAD and apply it to a supplied finding aid. Before taking this workshop, we strongly suggest that students possess a level of training or experience equivalent to completion of the following Amigos workshop: EAD3: the Basics, and experience or training in creating/editing basic HTML web pages. Knowledge of CSS is recommended, but not required.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
Session Duration: 
This course consists of four 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
8
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$280.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$305.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$310.00
Non-member Fee: 
$335.00
Scheduled Dates

January 30 - February 2, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST (Register Now) -- Early Bird Deadline: January 8