EAD Roundtable Meeting Minutes 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 6-8 PM, Chicago, IL

  1. Reports and Updates
  2. Vice Chair / Chair Elect Candidate Statements
  3. Presentation: "Opening Archives in Florida: Overview of Florida's Statewide EAD Training and Support Program"
    In 2005, the Florida Center for Library Automation initiated a statewide "Opening Archives" training program for libraries, museums, archives and other repositories in the state to learn and use EAD. Chuck Thomas will summarize the program's goals, accomplishments, partnership model, and issues that have surfaced with a growing network of organizations creating EAD finding aids throughout the state.
  4. Election Results
  5. Presentation: “EAD and the Archivists’ Toolkit”
    A panel including members of the Archivists' Toolkit project team and an early implementer of the Toolkit will talk about the import of legacy EAD documents, the export of AT generated EADs, and the overall suitability of the application for archival description. Panelists will discuss how the AT import process supports diverse EAD encoding practices; how well the AT's record structure supports the description of archival materials; and the export of EAD documents, as well as several other standard metadata formats. Panelists are AT team members Arwen Hutt (Metadata Specialist) and Jason Varghese (Programmer, responsible for import and export functionality), as well as AT user Polly Reynolds, from the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.