Experimenting locally with encoded archival context

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Experimenting locally with encoded archival context

  1. 1. Tim Thompson & Matt Carruthers University of Miami Libraries
  2. 2. » Focused on the collections themselves
  3. 3. » Problem: How do we capture context? ˃Creator descriptions and context are essential
  4. 4. » Solution: Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families
  5. 5. » <control> » <cpfDescription> ˃<identity> ˃<description> ˃<relations> (Tag Library: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html)
  6. 6. » <relations> EAC-CPF (Person) Archival Collection Colleague Employer
  7. 7. »Why experiment?
  8. 8. » Discover buried or implicit relationships » Allows for much more granular description » Aggregates all relevant information about an entity in one record
  9. 9. » “Connecting the Dots: Using EAC-CPF to Reunite Samuel Johnson and His Circle” – Harvard and Yale + https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/liblab/proj/connecting-dots-using-eac-cpf-reunite-samuel- johnson-and-his-circle » Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) – National Archival Authorities Cooperative + http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search
  10. 10. » First Step: ˃Use XSLT to batch create EAC-CPF records from existing EAD data
  11. 11. » Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) ˃ https://github.com/UMiamiLibraries/RAMP EAD EAC-CPF Wiki Markup
  12. 12. » Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP)

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