I am the librarian at the American Hungarian Foundation in New Brunswick,
New Jersey and am new to all of this.
We have a web site at http://www.ahfoundation.org
(which I did not create)
We have cataloged two of our archival collections and have finding aids
We would like to put them online.
I have never used EAD or XML and need basic information on how to start.
The Encoded Archival Description TAg Library seems a good place to start.
Is there software you can buy that gives you templates online. I heard
of XMETAL but am not sure where to order it from. Is this a useful product.
Do you have to order it or can it be downloaded.?
Thanks for all your help.
Kris Kiesling wrote:
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The EAD 2002 Tag Library is so new that it hasn't been added yet to the online
SAA publications catalog. However, I am happy to forward the following information
from Teresa Brinati, Director of Publications at SAA:
ENCODED ARCHIVAL DESCRIPTION TAG LIBRARY
Prepared by the Encoded Archival Description Working Group of the Society
American Archivists and the
Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress
An essential tool for archivists, librarians, and allied professionals who
either are learning EAD for the first time or converting their finding aids
from Version 1.0 to EAD 2002. The Tag Library lists and defines all EAD 2002
elements and attributes, and indicates their relationships to one another.
Tagged examples illustrate the use of each element. A narrative overview
explains major components of the EAD structure.
Published by the Society of American Archivists (August 2002)
314 pp. soft cover / product code 343
SAA members: $26 / nonmembers $31
To order your copy of
EAD TAG LIBRARY VERSION 2002
contact the SAA Publications Department at:
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or 312/922-0140 ext. 21
More than 170 titles are available in the
SAA PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES CATALOG at
You can also no doubt use the online order form in the catalog.
Chair, SAA EAD Working Group
Coordinator, Technical and Digital Services and
Head, Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78713-7219
Voice: (512) 232-4614
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