> *From:* Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
> Behalf Of *Ryan Lee
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:57 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Cataloging in EAD first?
> Hi all,
> I am wondering if there is any institution out there who is currently
> cataloging their archival materials in EAD first, then performing a
> crosswalk to MARC, or another standard, to export their collection-level
> descriptions to an OPAC.
We do the EAD first now. We have our own home-grown system for creating
our EAD finding aids. Currently, we create a record in OCLC Connexion
manually, taking the information from the finding aid and pasting it in.
We have been playing around with the EAD2MARC tools and hope to be able
to extract more information to create a sort of "template" MARC record.
We think we will still have to do some manual editing along the way.
Jennie A. Levine
Manager, Office of Digital Collections and Research
3199 McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301)314-2558 TEL (301)314-9408 FAX
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