Hello! I'm am not a digital archivist. I am the co-chair of a project involving the FAIR management of data in the area of chemistry [
https://iupac.org/projects/project-details/?project_nr=2019-031-1-024] and am exploring the possibility of using EAD finding aids (this week). About a year ago I did a bit of experimentation, and there seems to be some potential hear. I realize that this is an out-of-scope application of EAD, but my discussions with digital archivists to date have been encouraging. So perhaps my first question for this list is whether you think this is a ridiculous or interesting idea.
My main question right now, though, pertains to EAD3. I have studied the specs and pretty much understand how that works. But I learn better from examples. The example I found is curious:
When I open that in Eclipse, adding a header that includes the latest EAD dtd, Eclipse complains, spotting that that example is using <xmlobjectwrapper> and xmlns attributes on the <ead> tag. So this example is not compliant.
Q: Are xmlns attributes in or out? And if they are out, why would that be?
Q: Are there some better examples I could look at?
Q: Thoughts on this general idea? (Interest in participating?)
In case anyone is interested, here are two presentations I have made in pitching for joining efforts between the world of digital archiving and scientific data management:
FAIR Scientific Data Management: Connection to Digital Archiving of Historical Records
Digital Archival Group Minnesota Historical Society Dec. 2, 2019
Progress toward developing an IUPAC FAIR standard for spectroscopic data description & management
ACS National Meeting, April 14, 2021