Hello all,

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. 
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.
The second presentation will be "EAD and the Archivists' Toolkit."
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 of Michigan.
I hope to see many of you at the meeting.

Best,

Michael Rush
Chair, EAD Roundtable

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Michael Rush  |  [log in to unmask]
Processing Archivist / EAD Coordinator
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Tel: (203) 432-8123  Fax: (203) 432-4047