Hello, hope everyone is doing well and managing….

Has anyone created an automated way to insert links for digital files in large legacy EADs?

I’ve only done them manually into short ones, but we are contemplating a large digitization project.  It seems there must be something/someway – and it’s just my lack of familiarity with tools.

This EAD has nearly 4000 folders.  Our practice has been to hyperlink the folder titles directly using <extref>. (I know this isn’t standard, but our legacy stylesheet doesn’t handle <dao> and we don’t have any support for updating it.)  The folder containers don’t have unique “id” attributes. 

Any advice would be appreciated, either of tools or workflow processes that have made this more efficient.






Deena Schwimmer, Archivist

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