Hi Barbara, 
	Would you mind sending me that template as well?  I'm beginning
to see the possibility of actually having some interviews to catalog
before long.  
	Thanks -- 


Kate Cruikshank
Political Papers Specialist 
268E Wells Library 
Indiana University 
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel. 812-856-4601
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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:38 AM
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Subject: Re: Encoding Oral History Metadata

Our center used EAD to create a finding aid for our oral history
archive, funded by a Preservation and Access grant from the NEH and in
partnership with the Indiana University Digital Library Program, which
maintains the finding aid along with the other EAD finding aids on
campus (Lilly Library, University Archives, etc.).  They are in the
process of redesigning the portal for those finding aids and adding a
search engine that will search within each finding aid.  (And of course
I'm finding typos I need to correct in our finding aid!)  But you can
check it out via our website:, and click on one of the
alphabetical ranges, then on a project name to enter the finding aid for
that project. And if you contact me offlist, I'll be happy to send you
the EAD template we use for our records, so you can see how we used the

--Barbara Truesdell, Ph.D.
  Assistant Director
  Center for the Study of History and Memory
  Indiana University Bloomington

Quoting Jordon Steele <[log in to unmask]>:

> It doesn't look like EAD supports the level of encoding for Oral 
> History Metadata that I'm looking for (i.e. interviewer, interviewee, 
> subject, timestamp, etc.)  Anyone know of a tag library that's been 
> created for this purpose?  I notice that the OAC uses a version of TEI

> for its oral history project.  Is this considered the standard, in so 
> far as there is one?
> Best,
> Jordon
> Jordon Steele
> Archivist
> Biddle Law Library
> University of Pennsylvania Law School
> (215) 898-5011