I am pleased to announce an important upgrade to the EAD HELP PAGES
The site now offers extended help for EAD implementation
in the form of an XML FAQ written by David Ruddy of Cornell University Library
and the EAD COOKBOOK from Michael J. Fox of the Minnesota Historical Society.
The XML in EAD page (http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ead/xml.html)
covers many of the frequently asked questions about how XML differs
from SGML and what steps should be taken to easily work with the
XML version of the EAD.DTD
The EAD COOKBOOK (http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ead/cookbookhelp.html)
is a guide to implementing EAD, using an example finding aid,
complete with several style sheets and auxiliary files to take advantage
of some of the most used XML software.
The EAD COOKBOOK is intended to be downloaded
in its entirety, so there are two versions available: one in Word 95 format,
another as a PDF file - for Adobe Acrobat Reader.
I hope these new sections will be as helpful for users of this list
as they already have been for me.
Many thanks go to David and Michael -
as well as SAA EAD Round Table chair and vice-chair
Beth Bensman and Naomi Nelson - and the tech. crew at the University
of Virginia for all the work needed behind the scenes to
make the EAD HELP PAGES migrate to a new server
(but with no change of address!)
Ex Officio - EAD RoundTable, Society of American Archivists
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT 06520