EAD3: the Basics

Course Description
Course Type: 
Status: 

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.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of four 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
8
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$280.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$305.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$310.00
Non-member Fee: 
$335.00
Scheduled Dates

May 30 - June 2, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT (Register Now) -- Early Bird Deadline: May 8