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 has a master’s degree in Library and Information Services from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has worked in libraries for many years and just recently switched over to working with archives. Her interest in digital access and preservation helped her pursue certification as a Digital Archive Specialist. Beyond working with digital assets, her other interests include: origami and other paper arts, puzzles and cryptograms, and a nice cup of tea.