Speaker Kevin Schlottmann & Ryan Mendenhall
Kevin Schlottmann is a processing archivist at the Center for Jewish History. He deals primarily with materials belonging to the Leo Baeck Institute, which is one of the Center's partners and the world's premier collection devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews. He is a graduate of the ...
Kevin Schlottmann is a processing archivist at the Center for Jewish History. He deals primarily with materials belonging to the Leo Baeck Institute, which is one of the Center's partners and the world's premier collection devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews. He is a graduate of the Queens College GSLIS, and has taught classes and workshops about photographic preservation as well as Encoded Archival Description (EAD). His professional interests include audiovisual materials, processing of multilingual collections, and digital preservation.
Timothy Ryan Mendenhall works as an Assistant Project Archivist for Digitization at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, the world's largest repository for German-Jewish cultural heritage materials. He graduated in December 2010 from the Queens College (CUNY) Graduate School for Library and Information Studies with a concentration in archival studies. Timothy presented his research on restitution claims in post-reunification Germany at the MARAC Spring Meeting 2009 and has taught hands-on workshops on Encoded Archival Description. His professional interests include metadata and semantic web technologies, manuscript and rare book collections, and digital forensics and preservation.
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic workings of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), the metadata standard for encoding descriptive archival information. A brief lecture will cover the structure and main elements of an EAD document, as well as the tools most commonly used to manipulate EAD. Participants will then be guided through hands-on computer exercises in an EAD finding aid.
Who should attend:
The workshop is geared toward those familiar with archival practice who desire a basic introduction to EAD, such as archival studies students, working archivists unfamiliar with this standard, and librarians or other information professionals who work with archival metadata.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
- Have a basic understanding of how EAD functions as well as the ability to manipulate a simple EAD document
- Have learned how this standard is typically used, and what tools and resources are available.