EAD3: the Basics

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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.

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:
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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  ext. 2829

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 305.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 335.00

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