Date: December 5, 2005 9:07:38 PM PST
Congratulations on the inaugural code4lib commune!! Please accept the following proposal for one of the 20 min. talks.
Walking with Geeks: Real Life Misuses of XML
XML and related technologies are much talked about but little understood by many lowly library practitioners such as ourselves. But this has not stopped us from using and misusing them to meet mundane user needs such as creating dynamic web pages without a live database, feeding content to the campus portal, performing data conversions and extending the capabilities of our OpenURL resolver. This presentation will describe 3-4 simple uses of XML, XSLT and some basic scripting to provide content to our users.
Dianne Cmor and Thomas Hodge
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar