So I just spent the last three days learning about XQuery for work. Five years ago I took a 4 day course in PHP programming and I was the both the youngest in the session and the only female – the same is true five years later for the XQuery training! Where are all the girls?? What are you all up to?

Anyway, my brain is so full of school and home stuff that I’m not sure I got the hang of things – but XQuery seems awesome and I can’t wait until I have time to sit down and read through the books I have and start creating awesome apps for accessing our digital collections. Keep an eye out as I learn XQuery – I’ll be sure to share tidbits with you all.


  1. **raises hand**
    I’m a girl using XQuery!

    I’ve been using XQuery for our digital project here at UVM for over a year now [http://cdi.uvm.edu]. Our entire digital library application is built using XQuery, XSLT, and XForms, all sitting on top of a native XML database. Its really great to see more people in libraries using these technologies. I look forward to seeing what you do with it!

  2. Winona – I’m going to keep your contact info handy 🙂

  3. Thanks for the info, Nicole. I’ll check this out.

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