Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the encoder: The Archives Hub EAD Editor<br />Jane Stevenson<br />Archives Hub<br...
Describes archives for research and education<br />Represents 200 institutions across the UK<br />Brings together descript...
200 contributors is a challenge: <br />Different methods of content creation<br />Different standards<br />Different level...
EAD is often seen as a barrier:<br />Too technical<br />Demands knowledge of tags<br />Not an out-of-the-box solution<br /...
Online form <br />Familiar, easy to use<br />Description had to be created in one session – could not store descriptions<b...
Enhanced functionality<br />Save and store descriptions<br />Graphical tree structure<br />Persistent identifiers<br />Min...
ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor:filestore<br />
ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: template<br />
ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: formatting<br />
ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: online view<br />
ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: enhancements<br />
Adding links to digital content<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
Definition: <br />	Electronic representations of the described 	materials<br />Images, audio-visual, text <br />Digital Ar...
Pressing need to include links to content<br />Use of EAD <dao> tag and related tags<br />Add links to representations of ...
Digital Archival Objects 		 <dao><br />Digital Archival Object group         <daogrp><br />Digital Archival Object locatio...
Embedding images for display<br />Linking to files <br />Embedding images and linking to high-resolution images<br />Two o...
We link to images/objects on the contributor’s server<br />The images/objects are their responsibility<br />We follow stan...
<daohref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image.jpg" show="embed"><br />	<daodesc><br />		<p>Caption for image</p><br />	</daodesc><b...
<daohref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/textfile.pdf" show=“new"><br />	<daodesc><br />		<p>Link text</p><br />	</daodesc><br /></d...
<daogrp><br />	<daodesc><br />		<p>Image description</p><br />	</daodesc><br />	<daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image-sm...
<daogrp><br />	<daodesc><br /><p>Group description</p><br />	</daodesc><br />	<daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image.jpg"...
Simply use a form-type approach<br />4 options, with boxes for location and description<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac....
ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Display of image<br />
Standardised<br />Works in a distributed environment<br />Descriptions remain interoperable<br />Enables different options...
Display may be sacrificed for rigour<br />There is little flexibility about where images are placed<br />Image sizes<br />...
We are excited about including images and linking through to content<br />There will be feedback and adjustments<br />We n...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Eca 2010 archives hub

1,797 views

Published on

Adding digital contenta and displaying images in Archives Hub descriptions using the EAD Editor

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,797
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
7
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Eca 2010 archives hub

  1. 1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the encoder: The Archives Hub EAD Editor<br />Jane Stevenson<br />Archives Hub<br />Mimas, The University of Manchester<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  2. 2. Describes archives for research and education<br />Represents 200 institutions across the UK<br />Brings together descriptions in Encoded Archival Description (EAD)<br />Receives over 50,000 searches per month<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />The Archives Hub<br />
  3. 3. 200 contributors is a challenge: <br />Different methods of content creation<br />Different standards<br />Different levels of detail<br />Different levels of expertise<br />Different levels of commitment<br />Different expectations<br />Different levels of engagement<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Contributing content<br />
  4. 4. EAD is often seen as a barrier:<br />Too technical<br />Demands knowledge of tags<br />Not an out-of-the-box solution<br />Not compatible with software management systems<br />But there is awareness that EAD:<br />Provides structure<br />Is an international standard<br />Is useful for data exchange<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD assessment<br />
  5. 5. Online form <br />Familiar, easy to use<br />Description had to be created in one session – could not store descriptions<br />Quite complicated to add lower-level entries<br />No additional functionality – quite basic<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Archives Hub template (2001-08)<br />
  6. 6. Enhanced functionality<br />Save and store descriptions<br />Graphical tree structure<br />Persistent identifiers<br />Minimal understanding of tags<br />Upload EAD descriptions from elsewhere<br />Create pre-populated templates <br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor (2009-)<br />
  7. 7. ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor:filestore<br />
  8. 8. ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: template<br />
  9. 9. ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: formatting<br />
  10. 10. ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: online view<br />
  11. 11. ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />EAD Editor: enhancements<br />
  12. 12. Adding links to digital content<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  13. 13. Definition: <br /> Electronic representations of the described materials<br />Images, audio-visual, text <br />Digital Archival Objects<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  14. 14. Pressing need to include links to content<br />Use of EAD <dao> tag and related tags<br />Add links to representations of the archives<br />Implementation of this within a distributed system with 200 contributors!<br />Standards-based implementation for interoperability<br />Easy for contributors to use<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Implementation of DAO <br />
  15. 15. Digital Archival Objects <dao><br />Digital Archival Object group <daogrp><br />Digital Archival Object location <daoloc><br />Digital Archival Object description <daodesc><br />The EAD behind the display<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  16. 16. Embedding images for display<br />Linking to files <br />Embedding images and linking to high-resolution images<br />Two or more objects described as a group<br />Options for DAO<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  17. 17. We link to images/objects on the contributor’s server<br />The images/objects are their responsibility<br />We follow standard practice, as dictated by EAD and HTML<br />How it works<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  18. 18. <daohref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image.jpg" show="embed"><br /> <daodesc><br /> <p>Caption for image</p><br /> </daodesc><br /></dao><br />(1) Embedding images for display <br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  19. 19. <daohref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/textfile.pdf" show=“new"><br /> <daodesc><br /> <p>Link text</p><br /> </daodesc><br /></dao><br />(2) Linking to files<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  20. 20. <daogrp><br /> <daodesc><br /> <p>Image description</p><br /> </daodesc><br /> <daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image-small.jpg" label="thumb"/><br /> <daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image-large.jpg" label="reference"/><br /></daogrp><br />(3) Thumbnail / Reference Images<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  21. 21. <daogrp><br /> <daodesc><br /><p>Group description</p><br /> </daodesc><br /> <daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/image.jpg"><br /> <daodesc><p>Image description</p></daodesc><br /> </daoloc><br /> <daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/pdf-file.pdf" title="PDF document"/><br /> <daolochref="http://www.foo.ac.uk/word-file.doc" title="Word document"/><br /></daogrp><br />(4) Group of digital objects<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />
  22. 22. Simply use a form-type approach<br />4 options, with boxes for location and description<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />DAO on the EAD Editor <br />
  23. 23. ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Display of image<br />
  24. 24. Standardised<br />Works in a distributed environment<br />Descriptions remain interoperable<br />Enables different options for both embedding images and linking to content<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Advantages of our approach<br />
  25. 25. Display may be sacrificed for rigour<br />There is little flexibility about where images are placed<br />Image sizes<br />The display of several images for one description is not great<br />Persistent addresses for images/content<br />Uptake<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Issues<br />
  26. 26. We are excited about including images and linking through to content<br />There will be feedback and adjustments<br />We need an online tutorial for contributors who are nervous or unsure about the process<br />Linking to content is part of our whole ethos of creating more links out from the Hub<br />The Archives Hub is about providing quality metadata; links to content are an enhancement<br />ECA 2010<br />archiveshub.ac.uk<br />Conclusions<br />

×