EADitor is a free, open-source cross-platform XForms framework for creating, editing, and publishing Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids using Orbeon, an enterprise-level XForms Java application, which runs in Apache Tomcat. I have released the latest stable code in downloadable packages on our Google Code site (http://code.google.com/p/eaditor/downloads/list). This release is a major advancement over the June 2011 release, especially in terms of performance and stability. I call EADitor a beta because there is much I have left to improve, but this is the first production-ready release, an example of which is the American Numismatic Society Archives site, Archer.
Features in a nutshell:
- Public interface with faceted search results and facet-based OpenLayers mapping
- Linked data and geographic services: OAI-PMH feed, Solr-based Atom
feed (embedded with geographic points) and search results in the form of
- Geonames, LCSH, VIAF APIs for geographic, subject term, personal, and corporate name controlled vocabulary
- Upload finding aids from the "wild" (if they adhere to EAD 2002).
- Interface for reordering and setting permissions of components
- Flickr API integration, attach flickr images as a daogrp
- Simple template controls for EAD finding aids
- Introduction of simple themes: select facet orientation on search
page and from a selection of jQuery UI themes (theme controls will be
enhanced over time)
One of the most important recent advancements in the project is the introduction of our documentation wiki (http://wiki.numismatics.org/eaditor:eaditor). Documentation is an ongoing process, but the wiki contains enough information to get you started with installation and use.
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/eaditor
SAA 2010 slideshow: http://people.virginia.edu/~ewg4x/saa10_eaditor.ppt
code4lib article (XForms for Libraries, an Introduction): http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/3916
Feedback is welcome!
American Numismatic Society