Hi Michele -
We do both B & C. We just found that it was much easier to edit Word
Docs (most of our finding aids are written by student workers) than XML
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Subject: Where does encoding fit in the processing timeline? Who does
Hello -- another question, this one regarding process of encoding
finding aids. I'm interested in (a) who does the encoding and (b) at
what point in the process the encoding is done. For example, I can see
at least three options right off the bat:
a) finding aids are originally written in EAD using authoring software
b) finding aids are written in regular form (MSWord, etc) and then
encoded at the end by the processor
c) finding aids are written in regular form (MSWord, etc) and then
encoded at the end by a dedicated encoder (either in-house or
How do most people do it? What pitfalls have you encountered with the
way you chose?
Any and all information is appreciated. We're investigating starting
this process and would like to benefit from combined wisdom as much as
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