The Creation and Use of Electronic Texts and Images (seminar)

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This was a fall faculty weekend seminar held from November 14 to November 15, 1997 and directed by David Seaman, Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.

This seminar was cosponsored by the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress. It gathered college faculty who are conducting or contemplating an electronic project for research or classroom use. Projects included but were not limited to an electronic edition, the assembly of an archival group of materials, or a teaching exercise. Over the course of an intensive weekend, the seminar addressed the overarching theoretical, pedagogical, and technological frameworks in which the variety of its participants' projects are accommodated. Background reading was assigned in advance of the weekend. Those selected to participate were expected to submit position papers or samples of their projects in advance of the seminar. Some sessions took place at the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress.