This week, we'll be starting with XQuery. XQuery is a full-fledged programming language designed from the ground up for exploring XML datasets. XQuery can be used for many things, including extracting information from one (or several documents) to create a new XML document.
In fact, that will be our exercise in the class this week. We're going to use XQuery to extract the information from the TEI document we used last week in order to create a catalog record using the MODS schema.
So we will write an XQuery to extract information from
in order to fill in this template of a MODS document.
Ready for the challenge? See you in class on Monday!