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Ead in the catalog

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A lightning round presentation about my work to use Innovative Interface's Metadata Manager to highlight finding aids and digital collections using EAD.

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Ead in the catalog

  1. 1. EAD in the Catalog Meghan Finch Wayne State University Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group 9/23/2011
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Meghan Finch </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata and Digital Media Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne State University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Discuss our EAD needs </li></ul><ul><li>Show what tools were selected to meet those needs </li></ul><ul><li>Show the results of those efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the work accomplished, the changes made, the code created </li></ul><ul><li>List some issues that came up during the process </li></ul><ul><li>And finally ask some questions for consideration in the future </li></ul>
  4. 4. Option 1
  5. 5. Option 2
  6. 6. Option 3
  7. 7. Tools <ul><li>http://archiviststoolkit.org </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration by UCSD Libraries, the NYU Libraries, and the Five College Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Open source, free to use </li></ul><ul><li>Creates standards compliant EAD </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen + saxon xsl processors </li></ul><ul><li>XSL to prep EAD </li></ul><ul><li>XSL in Millennium </li></ul>Archivist’s Toolkit XSL
  8. 8. Steps <ul><li>Create EAD in AT </li></ul><ul><li>Remove namespaces </li></ul><ul><li>Create new bib record </li></ul>
  9. 9. Issues <ul><li>Doesn’t display in Encore or mobile webpac </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t allow ead2002 schema rules, such as the use of the xlink namespace </li></ul>
  10. 10. For the Future <ul><li>Try to answer the question: where is the best place for finding aids </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate making subject headings in EAD actively link with subjects indexed </li></ul><ul><li>Test out collapsible display to make EAD more compact </li></ul><ul><li>Push for support in Encore and mobile </li></ul>

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