As the administrator of an EAD consortium who spreads the gospel and makes
it possible for many institutions to implement EAD, I and the 23
institutions I work with wouldn't be good candidates. One of our specific
goals has been to lower those barriers through cooperative effort.
But I would recommend that you talk to Kim Allen Scott, special collections
librarian at Montana State University, who can be reached at "Scott, Kim"
<[log in to unmask]>. He's a thoughtful guy who has a reasoned critique of
EAD and why he hasn't jumped on the bandwagon.
On 2/10/07 4:55 PM, "Yaco" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> (please excuse this cross-posting)
> I am a computer consultant specializing in databases who entered library
> school to become an archivist, due to a long-standing interest in
> archival material and of course to expand my market.
> For my seminar paper for my final semester at the University of
> Wisconsin - Madison School of Library and Information Studies, I am
> researching the implementation of EAD and what factors prevent its
> adoption. I am interested in interviewing archivists whose institutions
> have decided to implement EAD but have not been able to do so for any
> reason including funding, technical difficulties, lack of technical
> expertise, lack of time, lack of staff, etc. The interview will consist
> of approximately ten questions and can be done either via e-mail or
> I hope to suggest solutions for some of the barriers identified in my
> research. I will share my information subsequent research paper with the
> listserv. Although Tatem wrote about this in 1998, there seems to be a
> lack of recent research on this subject. I hope this paper will fill
> that gap.
> Thank you for any assistance you can give me,
> Sonia Yaco
> Anlex Computer Consulting LLC
> Madison Wisconsin
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