For a grant that I am now working on, it is estimated that an EAD document will take an average of about 2 days.  Of course, that varies, depending on how many vessels are in each collection, because our detailed descriptions at the end of the EAD contains a list of every vessel design in the collection.  For the collection I just finished that had 58 designs, it probably took me less than a day; however, Im looking forward to a collection that has over 500 designs, which will probably take me longer.  Hope this helps.


Beth Russell


Project Cataloger

Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library


Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

75 Greenmanville Ave.

P. O. Box 6000

Mystic, CT  06355


tel: 860.572.5360

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Subject: encoding rates per hour or character


I am new to encoding EAD. I need an estimate of how many pages/ or characters I can code in an hour. I need this for a project I will be doing. Hope someone on the list will be able to provide this information. Thank you. If you reply off list, I will summarize the responses for the list.

Martha Riley
Rare Book Cataloger / Archivist
Washington University, Becker Medical Library
Campus Box 8132
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
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