I will also humbly share our report, “Over, Under, Around and Through: Getting Around Barriers to EAD Implementation” as a good resource for those dipping their toes in the EAD water.








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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Custer, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:06 AM
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Subject: Re: Introduction to EAD


Hi, Jonathan.


As someone who has never received any EAD training, I thought that I might offer another perspective.  There’s a lot of good EAD info (and presentations) to scour out on the open web.  Some of the best places to start include:


·         http://www.loc.gov/ead/ (especially the tag library)

·         http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/

·         http://www.zotero.org/groups/ead_bibliography

·         This very listserv


And -- perhaps most importantly -- you’ll want to examine a variety of EAD records that are available online.  For instance, you can go to the Library of Congress finding aid website here, http://findingaids.loc.gov/source/main, browse any of those collections, and then click on the “XML” option, which will give you a complete EAD record, like this one: http://rs5.loc.gov/findingaids/master/mbrsrs/eadxmlmbrsrs/2009/rs009003.xml


Also, since you already know about the training options offered by SAA (and someone else mentioned the courses conducted by Amigos), you might also want to look into options at the Rare Book School.  I’m not sure what they’ll have available next year, but you can always look at previous course descriptions and reading lists, such as these:






And, if you’re new to XML, the Text Encoding Initiative’s “Gentle Introduction to XML” is very helpful:  http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/SG.html





From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jonathan Manton
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 5:44 PM
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Subject: Introduction to EAD


Dear All


I wondered if someone on this list might be able to recommend a workshop / seminar / webinar that would act as an introduction to EAD. 


I notice that the SAA are running a few courses later in the year. I have also consulted Simmons College here in Boston where I am based. But if anyone else knows of any other continuing education courses covering EAD, either live or available on-demand, I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions. 


Thank You

Jonathan Manton

Technical Support Officer, Britten Thematic Catalogue Project

Britten-Pears Foundation, UK


(Please note I am based in Boston, MA)

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