New LITA Guide on XML for Librarians Available

Contact: Mary Taylor


For Immediate Release

November 7, 2003

New LITA Guide on XML for Librarians Available

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to announce the publication of
XML: A Guide for Librarians, Guide Number 11, by Ron Gilmour. The guide is based on Gilmour’s experiences teaching Extensible Markup Language (XML) as an instructor for LITA Regional Institute workshops. His writing is polished and his casual style “gives a gentle introduction to XML.”
The guide is specifically written for librarians and truly offers an accessible introduction to XML basics and its unique relevance to librarianship and other information professions. The publication also offers information related to XML technologies and tools for continued study.

Ron Gilmour works as Science & Technology Coordinator at the John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was formerly a reference librarian and bibliographer for chemistry and geology at the University at Albany's Science Library. Gilmour received his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also earned an MS in biology. His recent work includes experimenting with methods of serving XML-encoded data and ways to use XML to represent biological systematic information.

XML: A Guide for Librarians is available for $29 ($26.10 for ALA/LITA members). A printable order form and list of other LITA publications can be found at When ordering
XML: A Guide for Librarians, please refer to reference number ISBN 0-8389-8255-7.

LITA is a division of the American Library Association.