EAD Tips and Tricks: Repurposing EAD with XSLT

This course has been retired.
Certificate Eligibility: 
90 minutes
Tools and Services

Learn how you can use XSLT to repurpose the structured data of an EAD-encoded finding aid in other ways. Get an introduction on how you can use XSLT as a tool to derive from your EAD metadata additional outputs ranging from simple text to metadata for digital objects. To illustrate how EAD can be repurposed, you’ll learn how to generate labels from EAD using XSLT and the mail merge function in Microsoft Office.

Learning Outcomes: 
Identify different ways in which XSLT can be used to transform and repurpose EAD metadata
Transform EAD with XSLT so that it can feed a mail merge in Microsoft Office to produce labels
Who Should Attend: 

Practicing archivists who would like to expand the ways in which they can derive outputs from the structured data in their EAD-encoded finding aids

What You Should Already Know: 

Archivists who are familiar with using XSLT style sheets to transform EAD-encoded finding aids for display on the Web as HTML or PDF documents


This course builds on the skills taught in the SAA workshops “Encoded Archival Description” and “Style Sheets for EAD: Delivering your Finding Aids on the Web” and complements the first “EAD Tips and Tricks: Converting Data Between MARC and EAD” webinar.

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