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. They will also have learned how this standard is typically used, and what tools and resources are available.
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