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Rare Book School 1998
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0245  Monday, 23 March 1998.

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Date:           Wednesday, 18 Mar 1998 15:05:33 -0500
Subject:        Rare Book School 1998

BOOKS AT VIRGINIA: RARE BOOK SCHOOL 1998 (RBS): Rare Book School is
pleased to announce its schedule of courses for the summer of 1998, 26
five-day non-credit courses of bookish interest to be offered on the
grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 13 July - 7
August. Tuition per course for RBS 1998 Summer Session is $595. The
complete brochure and Expanded Course Descriptions are available at our
Web site:

  <http://poe.acc.virginia.edu/~oldbooks>

Subscribers to SHAKSPER may find the courses listed below to be of
particular interest:

21 HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BOOK IN THE WEST. Early printed books;
printing processes; bookbinding; typography and book design; publishing,
reading, and the book trade; the book in America and American books;
book illustration; c19 mechanization of the printing trades; c20 fine
printing.  Intended for those with no prior course work or extensive
reading in the field. Instructor: Martin Antonetti.

MARTIN ANTONETTI became Curator of Rare Books at Smith College in 1997,
before which he was Librarian of the Grolier Club. Until 1990, he was
head of Special Collections at Mills College, where he regularly taught
courses in the history of books and printing.

27 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND IMAGES (Session I). A practical
exploration of the research, preservation, editing, and pedagogical uses
of electronic texts and images in the humanities. The course will center
around the creation of a set of archival-quality etexts and digital
images, for which we shall also create an Encoded Archival Description
guide.  Topics include: SGML tagging and conversion; using the Text
Encoding Initiative Guidelines; the form and implications of XML;
publishing on the World Wide Web; text analysis tools; and the
management and use of online texts. See
<http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/rbs/97> for detailed information about
last year's course. Some experience with HTML is a prerequisite for
admission to the course. Offered in Weeks 2 and 4. Instructor: David
Seaman.

DAVID SEAMAN is the founding director of the nationally-known Electronic
Text Center <http:// etext.lib.virginia.edu> and on-line archive at the
University of Virginia. He lectures and writes frequently on SGML, the
Internet, and the creation and use of electronic texts in the
humanities.  For further information, see
<http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/staff/dms8f.html>.

44 INTRODUCTION TO DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY. An introduction to the
physical examination and description of printed books, especially of the
period 1550-1875. Designed both for those with little previous formal
exposure to this subject and for those with some general knowledge of
the field who wish to be presented with a systematic discussion of the
elements of physical description. A major part of the course will
consist of small, closely supervised laboratory sessions in which
students will gain practice in determining format and collation and in
writing standard descriptions of signings and pagination. In daily
museum sessions, students will have the opportunity to see a wide
variety of printed books drawn from the extensive Book Arts Press
laboratory collections. Instructors: Terry Belanger and Richard Noble.

TERRY BELANGER founded RBS in 1983 at Columbia University. Since 1992,
he has been University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special
Collections at the University of Virginia. Last year the Book Arts
Press, which he founded in 1972, celebrated its 25th anniversary. For
further information, see
<http://poe.acc.virginia.edu/~oldbooks/tbsvita.html>.

RICHARD NOBLE is Rare Books Cataloguer at the John Hay Library, Brown
University. He is co-author (with Joan Crane) of _Guy Davenport: A
Descriptive Bibliography 1947-1995_.

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