EAD3: the Basics

The Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an internationally recognized XML -based standard for encoding archival finding aids. This live, online workshop will provide a solid introduction to EAD3.
 

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to XML
  • History of EAD
  • Factors to consider when deciding to implement EAD at your institution
  • Relationships between EAD, The General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)), and the principles stated in the Canadian-US Task Force on Archival Description (CUSTARD) Project
  • The structure of an EAD document

Participants will mark up a supplied finding aid in EAD and transform it using XSLT into an HTML document for displaying the finding aid online.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess whether EAD is appropriate for an institution
  • Identify supporting archival standards for EAD
  • Know structure of EAD
  • Encode specific types of finding aid data into appropriate EAD elements
  • Build a complete EAD instance using supplied finding aid data.
  • Use supplied stylesheets to display EAD in HTML

Target Audience:
Archivists and special-collections librarians responsible for creating new finding aids or converting old ones into XML.

Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of archival finding aids and their role in providing access to archival collections

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Students will, through four homework assignments, build a complete, well-formed and valid EAD instance.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit Adobe's detailed requirements page for an in-depth list or run a system and connection test on your computer now.

Session Duration:
This course consists of four 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Bill Walker - walker@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 8

January 16 - 19, 2018

10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

Live Online

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 280.00
Non-member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 310.00

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