Sharing Your Finding Aids in CONTENTdm. Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Files in Mountain West Digital Library June 3, 2009. Sandra McIntyre, Mountain West Digital Library Cheryl Walters, Utah State University. Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
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Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Files in Mountain West Digital LibraryJune 3, 2009
Sandra McIntyre, Mountain West Digital LibraryCheryl Walters, Utah State University
Finding Aid text is encoded using EAD and XML markup so the finding aids can be shared, searched and viewed electronically.
EAD element titleproper in XML tagging:
<titleproper encoding analog=“title”>Register of the Andrew Karl Larson Papers</titleproper>
XML is the markup language that allows EAD files to be read and exchanged electronically.
See LSTA project wiki: http://lsta.lib.byu.edu
Based on other existing guidelines such as Northwest Digital Archive Best Practice Guidelines &
Best Practices and Application Guidelines for Creating EAD Finding Aids at the University of
35 EAD elements are extracted and mapped
// unitid to Collection Number
eadFields = "ead:ead/ead:archdesc/ead:did/ead:unitid";
eadToCdm = 3;
Spreadsheet with Dublin Core metadata
Clicking on jscript file extracts Dublin Core fields and…
a tab delimited spreadsheet of DC metadata is created in same folder
For CONTENTdm 4 or higher, with PHP 5 or higher: