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DiXiT | DAH | An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University

eXist-DB and XQuery for Building the Web Infrastructure of a Digital Scholarly Edition

1–5 September 2015 (Refresher course: 29, 31 August)

DiXiT and DAH Ireland present a summer school on using eXist-DB and XQuery to build the web infrastructure of a Digital Scholarly Edition.

We are very happy to announce that the course will be taught by Wolfgang Meier, the creator of the eXist-DB XML database and web platform, along with other experts in the field.

The school is aimed at students and researchers in Digital Scholarly Editing who already have a strong background in XML, XSLT and XPath (as well as HTML and CSS) and wish to further develop their knowledge of web infrastructures for editions.

“General idea: no boring talks (apart from the bare minimum), hands-on, user-driven to an extent (meaning that if users only want to have Guinness we still force them to do eXist first!) with a goal of creating an app for a DSE at the end” — Magdalena Turska, co-organiser

The course is intended to be very hands-on. As well as learning to use eXist, students will work in groups throughout the week to put their knowledge into practice and build a small, working edition.

The course will take place in An Foras Feasa at Maynooth Univeristy, Ireland, from the 1st to the 5th September 2015. There will be a short refresher course, covering XPath and XSLT, on 29th and 31st August. However, the main course is at an advanced level: students will be expected to have experience of XML and other X-technologies. All teaching will be in English.

There are 20 places on the course, with precedence given to DiXiT and DAH students.

For more information, contact Richard Hadden.