Balisage Paper: Summary and Wrap-Up
David J. Birnbaum
University of Pittsburgh
David J. Birnbaum is Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been involved in the study of electronic text technology since the mid-1980s, has delivered presentations at a variety of electronic text technology conferences, and has served on the board of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the editorial board of Markup Languages: Theory and Practice, and the Text Encoding Initiative Council. Much of his electronic text work intersects with his research in medieval Slavic manuscript studies, but he also often writes about issues in the philosophy of markup.
There will be a lot of material presented at the Versioning Symposium: prepared presentations, questions and answers following those presentations, and mini-presentations from our Hyde Park Speaker's Corner. This wrap-up will summarize what we have heard, discussed, and learned in the Symposium. Since it will be composed on the fly, the presenter welcomes audience corrections on the points he inevitably will forget or misrepresent.