Encoded Archival Description (EAD3)

Certificate Eligibility: 
A&D
Credits: 
10 ARC, 1.5 CEU
Length: 
2 days
Format: 
In-Person
Max Attendees: 
25
Tier: 
Foundational
Description: 

Here’s your chance to receive the instruction and hands-on practice you need to bridge the digital divide. Get acquainted with the language of XML and practice with XML authoring software. This two-day course covers the most up-to-date EAD version.

Learning Outcomes: 
Discuss an overview of Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Examine the structure of EAD (the SAA-endorsed standard for archival finding aids)
Mark up a finding aid
Explore style sheets and implementation strategies
Practice encoding a finding aid using EAD
Who Should Attend?: 

Archivists and others who are charged with exploring and/or implementing EAD at their institution or who want to enhance their résumé

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants should have arrangement and description practice and familiarity with finding aids.

A&D Core Competency: 
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.
5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.
Reviews: 
"Hands-on exercise marking up examples was very valuable. Handouts were great! Gave us an opportunity to learn by doing." — David Kay
"Having the opportunity to have questions answered and to know that we were learning the 'latest' information about EAD. Thanks for answering all of our very specific questions." — Paula Aloisio
"The mark-up exercises were great. I also really appreciated the opportunity to ask questions." - Johanna Carll
"The workshop was well-organized and very clear. I liked that the instructors encouraged us to ask questions during the presentation."
"The hands-on encoding practice in Oxygen provided an excellent practical introduction to EAD."
"The instructors' ability to explain the material clearly to the uninitiated was enormously helpful, as well as the large amount of hands-on practice." - Lenge Hong
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Instructor access to computer lab the afternoon prior to the course
  • Computer lab: enough PCs (Windows) to accommodate all registrants.
  • Instructor workstation (PC, projection system, Internet access, and Word, PowerPoint, and Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • All computers must have oXygen software pre-installed
  • A bottle of water or pitcher of water with a glass for the instructor
  • Flip chart with markers or a whiteboard with erasable markers and an eraser
  • Projection screen
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break