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Presentation about how to repurpose EAD metadata in creative ways beyond the generation of HTML and PDF outputs.

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  • Demo YFAD HTML and PDF -Search for Quiller -View Quiller-Couch Family Papers finding aid -View Quiller-Couch PDF
  • Demo EAD to Dublin Core Demo folder-level EAD to MODS
  • Demo box label mail merge
  • Trend is toward the integrated CMS, which will make this kind of repurposing easier AT does some of this already EAD moving toward a transmission format EAC-CPF should be thought of as such from the start

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  • Repurposing EAD ______________________________________ 2009-03-20 Spring 2010 New England Archivists Meeting Session: “Repurposing Metadata” Mike Rush, EAD Coordinator Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
  • EAD Background ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
      • Why bother with EAD when HTML is easier?
    Photo by Mike Rush
  • EAD Background ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
      • Costs
        • Staff time
        • Training
        • Outsourcing
        • Stylesheet development
        • Indexing and delivery
      • Justifications
        • Get finding aids online
        • Standardize look and feel
        • Fielded searching
        • First step toward structured, repurposable data
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcbeth/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  • EAD Crosswalks ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
    • Metadata Content Standards
    • EAD  DACS
    • EAD  ISAD (G)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidorian/ / CC BY-SA 2.0
  • EAD Crosswalks ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
    • Metadata Transmission Standards
    • EAD  MARC / MARCXML
    • EAD  MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)
    • EAD  Dublin Core
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/iankoh/ / CC BY-NC 2.0
  • XSLT Transformations ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
    • XML to HTML
    • XML to XHTML (XSLT 2.0)
    • XML to XML
    • XML to Text
    Screen cap by Mike Rush, 2010-03-18
  • Transforming EAD ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
    • Commonplace EAD Transformations
    • EAD to HTML
    • EAD to XSL-FO (and then rendered as PDF)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nifmus / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  • Transforming EAD ______________________________________ 2009-03-20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnnya/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
    • EAD to XML Transformations
    • EAD to Dublin Core
    • EAD to MODS
    • EAD to MARCXML
    • MARCXML to EAD
  • Transforming EAD ______________________________________ 2009-03-20 http://my.nbc.com/groups/werewolf-barmitzvah Used without permission - Sorry, couldn’t resist.
    • EAD to Text Transformations
    • Excel for Beinecke Digital Library (MODS-based)
      • Box and Folder Label Mail Merge
      • Microfilm Targets Mail Merge
      • Miscellaneous other spreadsheets
  • Getting Started ______________________________________ 2009-03-20
    • How do I start repurposing my EAD?
    • Invest in a good XML editor (I recommend Oxygen)
    • Take the SAA Workshop “Style Sheets for EAD”
    • Think creatively about how you might reuse EAD data
    • Never start from scratch
    • Ask for help
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/twid/ / CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Broader Context + Opportunities ______________________________________ 2009-03-20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/newyork808/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
    • Impact of Collection Management Systems (Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, etc.)
    • Upcoming EAD Revision
    • Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF)
  • Questions? ______________________________________ 2009-03-20 Mike Rush [email_address] twitter.com/mike_rush http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_ninjamonkey/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0