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Jane Stevenson and Lisa Jeskins                 Archives Hub                          2012
By the end of today’s session you will have learnt about: • The Archives Hub service • Using the EAD Editor to create and ...
   An aggregator for UK archives   A JISC-funded service based at Mimas, The University of    Manchester   In service s...
   Higher/Further Education   Specialist repositories   Charities   Learned institutions   Local authorities   Museu...
Flickr cc licence: soylentgreen23’s photostream   Originally funded for collection-level but always multi-level   Softwa...
   EAD: XML for archives   ISAD(G) compliant   ISO standard for language   Thesauri for index terms   We provide guid...
   It is XML, which is an international standard   It is the most sustainable and future-proof option we    have   It i...
   Enable different kind of access to the data   We support the principles of open data    ◦ SRU    ◦ OAI-PMH    ◦ Z39.50
   Effective cross-searching requires:    ◦ Interoperability      which requires    ◦ Common standards
   All Hub descriptions have their own identifiers – a unique    reference   An identifier is effectively a web address ...
HubDataFlow
   Google (SEO)   Blog   Twitter   Links from NRA   Links to/from Copac   Marketing strategy   Networking, conferen...
   UKAD: UK Archives Discovery Network   Genesis: subject portal using our API   AIM25: collaboration to improve intero...
   Continuing to increase awareness and use   Building images and links to content   Utilising technology to best advan...
   Increasing content and contributors   Enhancing our user interface   Automated data ingest   Making the data ‘work ...
 Export       descriptions from other sytems to the Archives Hub ◦ CALM ◦ AdLib ◦ Archivists Toolkit ◦ ICA AtoM ◦ Excel
 You do not need to re-create  descriptions Benefit from being part of the Hub –  cross-searching, SEO, innovative proje...
 ProjectHeadway: export routines for different data formats ◦ scripts to convert data ◦ requires mapping and an iterative...
 Get   in touch Still in testing phase Need ‘guinea pigs’, especially if  willing to work with us to help us  hone our ...
 Run file -> reports -> archiveshub EAD 2002 Make the required edits in the Hub EAD Editor
 Contact  Adlib to ask for an XSLT for your  institution Export description as xml, and apply the  XSLT Make required e...
 Have  a template for Excel Ensures your descriptions will  convert to EAD May not be feasible to convert other  Excel ...
 See the websitehttp://archiveshub.ac.uk/exporting/ Contact us:  archiveshub@mimas.ac.uk
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  1. 1. Jane Stevenson and Lisa Jeskins Archives Hub 2012
  2. 2. By the end of today’s session you will have learnt about: • The Archives Hub service • Using the EAD Editor to create and edit content • Embedding images and adding links to digital content
  3. 3.  An aggregator for UK archives A JISC-funded service based at Mimas, The University of Manchester In service since 2000 Over 25,000 collection descriptions 100,000’s of lower-level entries Over 200 repositories contribute Management and service team at Manchester Development team at Liverpool Cheshire software
  4. 4.  Higher/Further Education Specialist repositories Charities Learned institutions Local authorities Museum archives We encourage institutions to contact us John Rylands Library, Manchester
  5. 5. Flickr cc licence: soylentgreen23’s photostream Originally funded for collection-level but always multi-level Software/searches effective with both Collection descriptions can be updated at any time Researchers ask for detail, but also ask for descriptions to be available at any level rather than not
  6. 6.  EAD: XML for archives ISAD(G) compliant ISO standard for language Thesauri for index terms We provide guidelines for best practice
  7. 7.  It is XML, which is an international standard It is the most sustainable and future-proof option we have It is a simple and effective way of structuring content and providing meaning Machines can manipulate the content in all sorts of ways
  8. 8.  Enable different kind of access to the data We support the principles of open data ◦ SRU ◦ OAI-PMH ◦ Z39.50
  9. 9.  Effective cross-searching requires: ◦ Interoperability  which requires ◦ Common standards
  10. 10.  All Hub descriptions have their own identifiers – a unique reference An identifier is effectively a web address (http URI) Enables bookmarking of content Facilitates linking Enables exposure to Google
  11. 11. HubDataFlow
  12. 12.  Google (SEO) Blog Twitter Links from NRA Links to/from Copac Marketing strategy Networking, conferences and events More work on measuring impact
  13. 13.  UKAD: UK Archives Discovery Network Genesis: subject portal using our API AIM25: collaboration to improve interoperability TNA: links from the NRA Copac: have links from the Hub to Copac records CALM/Adlib
  14. 14.  Continuing to increase awareness and use Building images and links to content Utilising technology to best advantage Remaining relevant and sustainable Understanding Impact Understanding our users Flickr cc licence: hoodwink’s photostream
  15. 15.  Increasing content and contributors Enhancing our user interface Automated data ingest Making the data ‘work harder’ Innovation through use of technology and understanding of user needs
  16. 16.  Export descriptions from other sytems to the Archives Hub ◦ CALM ◦ AdLib ◦ Archivists Toolkit ◦ ICA AtoM ◦ Excel
  17. 17.  You do not need to re-create descriptions Benefit from being part of the Hub – cross-searching, SEO, innovative projects Your descriptions are backed-up as EAD
  18. 18.  ProjectHeadway: export routines for different data formats ◦ scripts to convert data ◦ requires mapping and an iterative process of development ◦ testing out the process with a few contributors before rolling-out
  19. 19.  Get in touch Still in testing phase Need ‘guinea pigs’, especially if willing to work with us to help us hone our scripts
  20. 20.  Run file -> reports -> archiveshub EAD 2002 Make the required edits in the Hub EAD Editor
  21. 21.  Contact Adlib to ask for an XSLT for your institution Export description as xml, and apply the XSLT Make required edits in the Hub EAD Editor
  22. 22.  Have a template for Excel Ensures your descriptions will convert to EAD May not be feasible to convert other Excel content – too diverse
  23. 23.  See the websitehttp://archiveshub.ac.uk/exporting/ Contact us: archiveshub@mimas.ac.uk

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