Examples for Module 3: Prose

5. Eric Lease Morgan: Clarence meets Alcuin

The following example is a fragment of the essay Clarence meets Alcuin by Eric Lease Morgan, dealing with the application of 'expert systems' on librarianship. This example features the concluding section to the prose essay. Note how the author has used numbered divs to reflect the document's structure, each with its own heading in a <head> element. Both subsections (properly encoded inside nesting <div2> elements) contain lists. The notes are listed in a numbered list, indicated by the ordered value for its @type attribute, while the numbering has been retained as actual contents of the list items. The bibliographical list is encoded as a bulleted list, for which the actual rendering of the bullets is probably left to the application processing the text.
<head>Notes </head>
<list type="ordered">
<item>1. This essay can also be found at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/morgan/clarence-meets-alcuin.html, and you can see the very beginnings of Ask Alcuin at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/morgan/alcuin/. </item>
<item>2. Alex Goodall, The guide to expert systems (Oxford: Learned Information, 1985), 11. </item>
<item>3. Donald A. Waterman, A guide to expert systems (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1985), 11. </item>
<item>4. Ralph Alberico and Mary Micco, Expert systems for reference and information retrieval (Westport, CT: Meckler, 1990) 86. </item>
<head>Suggested Readings </head>
<list type="bulleted">
<item>John V. Richardson, Knowledge-based systems for general reference work: applications, problems, and progress (San Diego: Academic Press, 1995). This relatively new book is the most scholarly of the of readings listed here. It outlines definitions of reference work as well as knowlege-based (expert) systems. It then suggests ways to incorporate the two disciplines into a cohesive whole. Included are many references. If you are going to only read one of the suggested readings, then this is the one to choose. </item>
<item>Rao Aluri and Donald E. Riggs, eds., Expert systems in libraries (Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publsihing, 1990). This collection of essays describe numerous expert systems for reference work. Contains many references and a large selected bibliography. </item>
<item>Ralph Alberico and Mary Micco, Expert systems for reference and information retrieval (Westport, CT: Meckler, 1990). This book "attempts to address the development of expert systems for reference and information retrieval." It contains recommended readings and a large bibliography. </item>
<item>Christine Roysdon and Howard D. White, eds., Expert systems in reference services (New York: Haworth Press, 1989). Another collection of essays describing expert systems, but unfortunately some of the examples are not really "expert systems." This is a good book for understanding the principles of expert systems and methods for constructing them. </item>


[1] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Jones, Malcolm (2006). British Printed Images to 1700, Print of the month, September 2006. London: Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College. Available online at http://bpi1700.cch.kcl.ac.uk/printsMonths/september2006.html.
[2] Based on TEI P4 XML encoding examples available in Muller, Charles, XML Technical Notes on the Yogācāra Bibliography. Accompanying documentation for the Yogācāra Buddhism Research Association. Available online at http://www.acmuller.net/yogacara/bibliography/bibnotes.html.
[3] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Bronte, Emily (1847). Wuthering Heights. Encoded and made available by the University of Virginia Library, Text Collection at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/BroWuth.html.
[4] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Cather, Willa (1979). Roll Call on the Prairies. In: The Red Cross Magazine, 14 (July 1919): 27-31. Edited by Andrew Jewell. Lincoln: Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Available online at http://cather.unl.edu/nf007.html.
[5] Based on a TEI P4 XML encoding of Morgan, Eric Lease (1997). Clarence meets Alcuin; or, expert systems are still an option in reference work. In: P. Ensor (Ed.), The Cybrarian's manual (pp. 127-134). Chicago: American Library Association. Available online at http://infomotions.com/musings/clarence-meets-alcuin/index.shtml.
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