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Thanx so much for sharing ... I will pass on your thoughts

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Dean DeBolt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I think the biggest barrier, in small-staffed shops, is that the finding
> aids need to be in fairly good shape to be entered into EAD.   We found that
> many of our older collections have very incomplete or partial finding aids
> while we stumbled on others that had nothing but just a list of boxes.   All
> of these went into our need-to-be-reprocessed-and-a-new-finding-aid-created
> pile ... and given the staffing and demand here, I am not exuberant about
> that happening.    We do have most of our finding aids typed into electronic
> form and can search and read them (e.g. think of the difference between
> class notes and nicely-prepared outlines).
>
> Dean
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:26 AM, LESLIE WILLIS <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Greetings...
>>
>> Many of my colleagues are curious as to what folks see as the greatest
>> single barrier here to generating more EAD finding aids than have been done
>> to-date? By done – meaning either done originally for EAD or done some time
>> ago as “traditional” finding aids that were then later redone into EAD....
>> Is it staffing & time, or is it a need for more training to use templates
>> and other tools, or is the biggest barrier that we collectively have not
>> settled into a use of an EAD generating (and MARC exporting) system or tool
>> like Archon or Archivists’ Toolkit?  Let me know your thoughts.
>>
>> Thanx, Leslie
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Proffitt,Merrilee <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>>  I’m pleased to announce the release of a new report from OCLC Research
>>> and the RLG Partnership:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Over, Under, Around, and Through: Getting Around Barriers to EAD
>>> Implementation
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> This report<http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-04.pdf>(.pdf) frames obstacles that archivists have experienced adopting Encoded
>>> Archival Description. It also suggests pathways to help you get out of
>>> the ruts, around the roadblocks, and on the road to success. The
>>> objective of the report is to communicate EAD’s value as a key element
>>> of successful archival information systems and help you overcome
>>> potential barriers to its implementation. This work is an output of the Barriers
>>> to Using EAD<http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/eadtools/default.htm>project undertaken by OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> If you are a member of the RLG Partnership<http://www.oclc.org/research/partnership/roster.htm>,
>>> we will be holding a webinar on Thursday March 4th from 4-5 EST. Please
>>> contact me off list for details. I’ll pass along a link to the webinar for
>>> general consumption after the fact.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Merrilee
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer
>>>
>>> OCLC Research
>>>
>>> 777 Mariners Island Blvd Suite 550
>>>
>>> Mountain View, CA 94404 USA
>>>
>>> +1-650-287-2136
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Merrilee blogs at hangingtogether.org
>>>
>>> Follow me on Twitter @merrileeiam
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Leslie Willis-Lowry
>> Archivist
>> Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
>> 1st Floor, Sullivan Hall
>> 1330 West Berks Mall (007-00)
>> Philadelphia, PA  19122
>> phone -- 215-204-5379
>> fax -- 215-204-5197
>> email -- [log in to unmask]
>> http://library.temple.edu/blockson
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Dean DeBolt, University Librarian
> Special Collections
> University of West Florida Library
> 11000 University Parkway
> Pensacola, FL  32514-5750
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>



-- 
Leslie Willis-Lowry
Archivist
Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
1st Floor, Sullivan Hall
1330 West Berks Mall (007-00)
Philadelphia, PA  19122
phone -- 215-204-5379
fax -- 215-204-5197
email -- [log in to unmask]
http://library.temple.edu/blockson