University of Wisconsin SGML courses

Subject: University of Wisconsin SGML courses
From: Dick Vacca <rpvacca -at- FACSTAFF -dot- WISC -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 12:31:38 -0600

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Engineering
Professional Development is offering two courses on SGML publishing.
"Creating the Structured Document Environment" is an entry-level course to
be held in Madison January 18-19, 1996. The advanced-level program,
"Implementing an SGML Publishing System," is offered in cooperation
with the University of California-Los Angeles Extension, and will be held
in Los Angeles at UCLA February 6-9, 1996.

"Creating the Structured Document Environment" is directed at publications
staffs in organizations that produce manuals, catalogs, books, and online
documentation. It introduces structured documents, SGML, and the attendant
new work processes they introduce. Key focus areas include SGML
assessment, document analysis techniques, human resources issues, and
SGML-compatible software and tools. The course includes teleconferences
with representatives of organizations implementing SGML publishing systems.

The course instructor is technical publishing consultant Liora Alschuler,
author of ABCD... SGML: A User's Guide to Structured Information, and
associate editor for computers and communication for Technical
Communication, the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication.

"Implementing an SGML Publishing System" is aimed at SGML implementors such
as managers, analysts, programmers, and format developers. It explores
technical issues such as document analysis, SGML constructs, developing the
Document Type Definition (DTD), data management, data conversion, migration,
and SGML-compatible software and tools.

The course instructors are Brian Travis, President of the SGML consulting
group Information Architects, Inc., and Dale Waldt, Director of Data
Development at Thomson Professional Publishing. Travis and Waldt are
coauthors of The SGML Implementation Guide, and editors of <TAG>, a monthly
newsletter dedicated to SGML issues and implementation.

Participants will receive a copy of The SGML Implementation Guide, an
introductory subscription to <TAG>, and the SGML Control Center, a diskette
which includes software tools, an SGML application, and a documented DTD.

The fee for Creating the Structured Document Environment is $645, and for
Implementing an SGML Publishing System is $1,095. Complete program and
registration information is available on the World Wide Web at (for Creating the
Structured Document Environment) and (for Implementing an SGML
Publishing System). Information is also available by calling +1 800-462-0876
and requesting information on program numbers 6046 or 6047.

Related courses are

Managing Documents as Information Resources (same Web site, 6042.html)

Integrating and Managing On-Demand Print (6044.html).

The program director for all of these courses is Richard Vacca. His
email address is vacca -at- engr -dot- wisc -dot- edu -dot-


608-262-4341 (at Univ of Wisconsin Engineering Professional Development)
608-263-3160 (fax)
rpvacca -at- facstaff -dot- wisc -dot- edu

608-246-0219 (at The Monona Group)
608-246-0831 (fax)
mononagrp -at- aol -dot- com

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