A few weeks ago I asked those of you attending the SAA Annual Meeting in
Chicago to keep the EAD Roundtable Meeting in your plans. I'm happy
to report that the agenda for the meeting has been set and in addition to
the usual reports and the election of a new Vice Chair / Chair Elect, we
can look forward to two excellent presentations.
The first presentation will be "Opening Archives in Florida:
Overview of Florida's Statewide EAD Training and Support Program.”
The second presentation will be "EAD and the Archivists'
- In 2005, the Florida Center for Library Automation initiated a
statewide "Opening Archives" training program for libraries,
museums, archives and other repositories in the state to learn and use
EAD. Chuck Thomas will summarize the program's goals, accomplishments,
partnership model, and issues that have surfaced with a growing network
of organizations creating EAD finding aids throughout the state.
I hope to see many of you at the meeting.
- A panel including members of the Archivists' Toolkit project team and
an early implementer of the Toolkit will talk about the import of legacy
EAD documents, the export of AT generated EADs, and the overall
suitability of the application for archival description.
Panelists will discuss how the AT import process supports diverse EAD
encoding practices; how well the AT's record structure supports the
description of archival materials; and the export of EAD documents, as
well as several other standard metadata formats. Panelists are AT
team members Arwen Hutt (Metadata Specialist) and Jason Varghese
(Programmer, responsible for import and export functionality), as well as
AT user Polly Reynolds, from the Bentley Historical Library, University
Chair, EAD Roundtable
Michael Rush | [log in to unmask]
Processing Archivist / EAD Coordinator
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Tel: (203) 432-8123 Fax: (203) 432-4047