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Workshop on digital documentation

From: Sophia K. Jordan <sjordan<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Digital Documentation Principles for Bookbinding History
Brody Learning Commons
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
June 3-7, 2013
9am - 5:30 pm

Workshop Instructor: Athanasios Velios

Do you want to understand what databases can do and how to build
controlled descriptive vocabulary?  Digital databases facilitate
access to diverse data across disciplinary fields.  This week long
workshop begins with understanding the theory of structured
databases and then works through several of the most notable
standards for database design in use.  Understanding them is
critical for researchers and students.

Who should attend:  catalogers, curators, digital database managers,
book collectors, conservators, and humanities students and scholars
interested in bookbinding structures.

This five day intensive workshop will provide an introduction to
digital documentation principles for humanities students and
researchers with a focus on historic book bindings.  The theoretical
component of the course will be covered on Monday, the first day.
The lecture will focus on the principles of documentation using
semantic technologies including the role of thesauri and ontologies.
The lecture will use examples from bookbinding history, but the
concepts will be transferable to students and researchers with any
humanities background.  There is no limit to the number of attendees
for the theoretical lecture.

The course will continue for the rest of the week with a series of
workshops limited to 10 participants.  Examples from bookbinding
description will be used during these workshops, so participants
with some familiarity with bookbinding structures will find these
easier to follow.

    First Workshop (Tuesday): Development of a thesaurus (based on
    SKOS) on subject fields chosen by the participants.

    Second Workshop (Wednesday): The popular Drupal content
    management system and how it can be used as a rapid development
    tool for documentation in the humanities.

    Third Workshop (Thursday): XML data structures and the
    development of an XML schema (using RelaxNG).

    Fourth Workshop (Friday):  Will include the recording of
    bookbinding structures of a few books offered by the library.

Cost: Full Workshop Series $ 750.00 Lecture Only $200.00

Registration Information:  To register please contact

    Miriam Centeno

For general and content information contact

    Sonja Jordan-Mowery

Athanasios Velios is a Research Fellow at the University of the Arts
London.  He graduated from the Technological Educational Institute
of Athens with a degree in Archaeological Conservation in 1998.  His
PhD work focused on computer applications to conservation and more
specifically conservation documentation.  He joined UAL as a
Research Assistant working for the St. Catherine's project in 2004
and most recently serves as the deputy director of Ligatus.  He is a
member of the AHRC peer-review college, the webmaster for the
International Institute for Conservation and an elected Council
member of the Conservation Graduates Association in Greece.  He is a
keen supporter of open source software and open distribution of

Sonja Jordan-Mowery
Joseph Ruzicka and Marie Ruzicka Feldmann
Director for Conservation and Preservation
P.I., Heritage Science for Conservation
Johns Hopkins University
Sheridan Libraries
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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