As part of our email preservation project, our AIP contained EAD files
for the email collection that went into DSpace. Due to the nature of the
package, both the XML and HTML files were zipped with the other
components and placed into DSpace. A user would have to download the zip
file to view the EAD files. See for
more information about the project.


Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Electronic Records Division

-----Original Message-----
From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Grant Buttars
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:51 AM
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Subject: DSpace

Has anyone had any experience of using EAD in DSpace?  I am making
preliminary investigations into this and, from what I've read online,
this should be possible.  We will probably also be looking to inter-link
EAD and other metadata within a METS environment - again I'm interested
in whether DSpace is worth investigating as a vehicle for this.

Many thanks

Grant E. L. Buttars
Deputy University Archivist
Special Collections
Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
George Square
tel: 0131 651 3852