Our NWDA project has a "Tools for Users" section that provides info for
Northwest Digital Archives participants on how to get started. It's set up
for users of XMetaL authoring software since most NWDA participants use
XMetaL. I think it's a little easier that the Cookbook for getting started.
Here's the URL:
The NWDA XML template might be of use to you, although you'd want to take
out the note that thanks the NEH for supporting the NWDA! (Just open the
template file in XMetaL, delete the NEH note, and save the file.)
I hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peterson, Lois A." <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: Encoding oral history or other moving image or audio segments?
I have been trying to get ready to transfer my current, simple finding
aid to EAD and wondering what my first steps should be. I have many,
many files downloaded but I'm not sure where to begin. I suppose I need
to read the directions from the EAD Cookbook again, but that seems
rather a daunting task. Any pointers will be appreciated.
Lois A. Peterson
Frederick Douglass Library
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853
From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Marsha Maguire
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 8:58 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Encoding oral history or other moving image or audio segments?
Has anyone linked component-level EAD descriptions to digitized audio or
video via <daogrp>? If so, how'd you do it (or can you point me to
examples)? One of our curators would like to link finding aid entries to
digital video clips (the fairly short clips will be made from digital
videotapes of original films, I believe). Would the component entry
time code info? Would it make sense to have a <c0x> entry for, say, a
physical item like a film or video, and then link either from that entry
from subordinate entries to the digital video clip files, with time code
numbers identifying where the content is on the original item? (It's
probably clear from the way I'm asking that I'm new to this!)
Also, an NWDA participant (Northwest Digital Archives) is interested in
linking to digitized audio of oral history interviews.
Any help will be appreciated. Many thanks.
Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
University of Washington Libraries
P.O. Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195
Fax: (206) 685-8782
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