Intro to EAD
4-Week Course Starts Spring 2021
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an internationally recognized XML -based standard for encoding archival finding aids. EAD has become popular among the archival community and is currently being implemented by repositories throughout world. Written in XML, EAD is platform-independent, adaptable to the World Wide Web, and flexible enough to be used with a variety of collections. This course will teach you the definitions of EAD, XML, and HTML, the basic sections of an EAD finding aid, what software applications are used to display EAD finding aids online, and much more.
- Understand why EAD is important
- Recall the basic sections of an EAD finding aid
- Identify the proper usage of EAD tags
- Utilize templates and style sheets to create your EAD finding aid
Dolores is a Project Archivist with a master’s degree in Library and Information Services from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a Digital Archive Specialist certification from the Society of American Archivists. She has worked with a variety of audio and video media over the years, and turned most of them into digital assets. Her main goal is to help small cultural institutions manage and maintain their collections through metadata, access, and preservation. Beyond working with digital assets, her other interests include: paper arts, miniatures, and a nice cup of tea
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes, and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
1. View all lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments .
You will receive your certificate approximately 2 weeks after the course ends..
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