At 08:32 AM 9/12/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>What methods do people have for creating NEW finding aids in EAD? I
>dread the thought of creating in MS Word as usual and then converting.
>I'm sure others have worked out better methods; I'd appreciate hearing
>about them. Thanks in advance for sharing.
Working with a basic shell built on a paper finding aid, the James
Madison Carpenter project team developed a series of XMetaL macros
that facilitated data entry. These include some rudimentary data
validation as well. Using these a team of folklorists, some of whom
are not computer-oriented, were able to catalog about 12,000 items
in some detail in a 9 month span. Macros have been written to both
create new entries and to edit existing ones all using a fill-in-the-blank
sort of interface.
Hope this is helpful,
Robert Young Walser - [log in to unmask]
The James Madison Carpenter Project
Office telephone 1-612-374-4364
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