Hello Missouri librarians,
The University of Central Missouri’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library was awarded an LSTA Continuing Education grant to fund training through Amigos Library Services. One of these training opportunities is EAD3: The Basics. This is a four-part web-based workshop on constructing online archival pathfinders.
We have a minimum of 20 seats and will only be using 5 or so ourselves, so we would like to open this up to our colleagues across the state free of charge. Information is below. If you have interest in attending, please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 29, 2019. Registration links will be sent out at that time. Once the workshop fills up, we will develop a waiting list.
Time: April 11, April 25, May 2, May 9, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Place: Online from your own office
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.
- 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
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:
- Students will, through four homework assignments, build a complete, well-formed and valid EAD instance.