Hi Athena,

thanks for your email and question. As Michele mentioned, and due to
attachments not coming through via the list, it would be great if you could
explain a little bit more about what your current situation is, what it is
that you intend to do and where EAD3 comes into the picture as part of your

From what I understand, I assume that:

   - You would want to map the descriptive fields in your self-developed
   cataglogue, which is based on ISAD(G), with EAD3 elements;
   the EAD3 tag library includes a crosswalk for this purpose, which might
   be of help in this:
   - You would be looking for a tool that might help you in transforming
   this logical mapping into a technical script that can help you creating the
   appropriate data for ingestion;
   I've never used the following tool myself and it might have developed
   into something less flexible during the past years, but colleagues at the
   National Technincal University of Athens have created a visual mapping tool
   that might be worth checking out:
   - You would want to connect the digital objects (TIFFs and PDFs) in your
   digital repository with the descriptive metadata from your catalogue;
   if that's the case and you would only be looking at the aspect of
   linking the digital objects with the descriptions on item level, EAD3 can
   help you with that; if you, however, would want to describe the digital
   objects themselves, there might - as Michele has pointed out - be other,
   potentially better suited formats available.

Happy to chat in more detail :-)

Best wishes,

Kerstin Arnold (she/her/hers)
EAD team lead at Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards

Technical Coordinator
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Am Mo., 20. Apr. 2020 um 19:58 Uhr schrieb MicheleR <[log in to unmask]>:

> On 4/20/2020 5:18 AM, Athena wong wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > We are thinking to adopt EAD 3.0 schema to map with the descriptive
> metadata in
> > our self developed catalogue system for ingestion into the digital
> repository.
> > Our ingestion structure will be mainly TIFF files in a single folder for
> an item
> > level and an access copy (in PDF format) illustrated in the diagram
> below. To
> > start with scratches by mapping the EAD 3.0 with ISAD(G) fields in our
> catalogue
> > system and produced the required metadata in XML for ingestion, are they
> any
> > advices or tools recommended for us to start with.
> > Your suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
> Hi Athena --
> Attachments don't come through on the list, so we can't see your diagram.
> Is it
> online somewhere, so you could provide a URL?  As it is, I'm not quite
> sure what
> it is you're doing.  Are you saying that you want to use EAD to describe
> these
> digital objects, and that the EAD will be ingested by your digital
> repository
> somehow?
> If so, could you explain why you've chosen EAD for this?  Not that it
> won't
> work, but there are other schemas that were specifically designed for
> digital
> object description (e.g. MODS) that might be a better match.
> Or perhaps you're using EAD for your finding aids, and you want to point
> (or
> link) to digital objects stored in your repository?
> Michele
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