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Putting XML to work in the library : tools for improving access and management

Author: Dick R Miller; Kevin S Clarke
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2004.
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Miller and Clarke, both affiliated with Lane Medical Library, Stanford University Medical Center, outline steps to help libraries make the most of XML. They explain what XML is and why it's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Miller, Dick R.
Putting XML to work in the library.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2004
(DLC) 2003013916
(OCoLC)52542586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dick R Miller; Kevin S Clarke
ISBN: 0838998593 9780838998595 9780838908631 0838908632
OCLC Number: 55697366
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages) : illustrations
Contents: It's elemental, my dear Watson. What is XML? --
Markup minihistory : prelude to XML? --
Picking up the pieces: Extensible markup syntax ; Markup and XML ; Types of markup ; Elements and structure ; Elements ; Attributes ; Empty elements ; Mixed content ; Entities ; Comments ; Character data sections ; White space ; Character encoding ; The XML declaration ; Processing instructions ; Well-formed documents ; Putting it all together --
All in the family: Valid documents ; Document type definitions ; XML-based schemas ; Namespaces ; Stylesheets ; XHTML ; Browsers and viewing ; X whatever --
Libraries strategic opportunity: Generic aspects of XML --
"The nice thing about standards ... ". Getting started --
What's in a name(space)? --
I need some (XML) validation! : DTDs (Document Type Definitions) ; XML schemas (W3C) ; Relax NG schemas --
Where do I go from here?: Xpath ; Xlink ; Xpointer --
Doing it with style(sheets): Getting started ; XSLT stylesheets ; XSL FO stylesheets ; CSS stylesheets --
In the scheme of things. Schema development: The development process step-by-step --
Library information in context: Open content ; Open libraries? ; Think globally, act locally --
Bibliographic and authority records: MARC : the ultimate crazy quilt? ; AACR : fixity versus fluidity? ; XOBIS : simplicity without sacrifice? --
XML tools : what do you want to do today? Open source solutions --
XML editors : mark it up!: Simple text editors ; Jedit ; XMLOperator ; Bit Flux editor ; XML eXchaNGeR (XNGR) --
XML transformers : the changing face of XML: Saxon ; Cocoon and Xalan ; Kawa and Qexo --
XML browsers : not just another pretty face: Mozilla ; Amaya --Conclusion --
The future is now : trends and possibilities. Trends and future standards: Xinclude ; Xforms ; Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) ; Docbook ; VoiceXML ; OpenOffice, AbiWord, and Microsoft Office --
XML possibilities: Transitional e-journals list ; Updating MARC with MARCUTL ; Maintaining PubMed LinkOuts ; MARC to XOBIS in 2003 and beyond.
Responsibility: Dick R. Miller and Kevin S. Clarke.

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