Encoded Archival Description [EAD3]: An SAA Standard Workshop

Speaker Michael J. Fox and Kris Kiesling
Michael Fox (Retired) was the Deputy Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies, he worked for fourteen years at the Wisconsin Historical Society as Library Cataloger, Map Curator, Local Records Archivist and Chief, Public Records Section. He took ...

Michael Fox (Retired) was the Deputy Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies, he worked for fourteen years at the Wisconsin Historical Society as Library Cataloger, Map Curator, Local Records Archivist and Chief, Public Records Section. He took a position with the Minnesota Historical Society in 1987 as Head of Processing and became Assistant Director in 2001 with responsibility for all aspects of the library, archives, and publications programs.


He has served on numerous standards boards and committees of the Society of American Archivists, International Council on Archives, and the American Library Association. A member of the EAD development team, he has been involved in all aspects of the standard, including the creation and teaching of both Encoded Archival Description and Style Sheets for EAD...Delivering Your Finding Aids on the Web workshops more than 50 times in the U.S. and internationally.


A member of the EAD Working Group, he is the author of the EAD Cookbook and a contributor to the EAD Tag LibraryEAD Application Guidelines, and EAD Tips and Tricks: Converting Data Between MARC and EAD.


He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.


 


Kris Kiesling became Director of Archives Special Collections at the University of Minnesota in 2006. Prior to that appointment, she was Associate Director for Technical and Digital Services at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, at the University of Texas at Austin, and Head of the Department of Manuscripts and Archives before then.


Kiesling has been involved in descriptive standards initiatives since 1990, serving on the Standards Committee and the Committee on Archival Information Exchange of the Society of American Archivists, and as chair of the SAA Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Working Group since 1995. She is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.


She received her MILS from the University of Michigan in 1988.


 


 

Full Description

This is a two-day workshop, taking place from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016.

Here’s your chance to receive the instruction and hands-on practice you need to deliver your finding aids on the Web in a standardized format. Get acquainted with Extensible Markup Language (XML) and practice with authoring software to create an XML version of a finding aid. This 2-day workshop covers the most up-to-date version of EAD!

Upon completion of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of Extensible Markup Language (XML);
  • Recognize the structure of EAD (the SAA-endorsed standard for archival finding aids);
  • Mark up a complete finding aid;
  • Explore implementation strategies; and
  • Practice encoding your own finding aid using EAD.

Who should attend? Archivists and others who are charged with exploring and/or implementing EAD at their institutions or who want to enhance their rsums.

Knowledge assumed for this course: Arrangement and description practice and familiarity with finding aids.

Attendance is limited to 28. Participants may be asked to share a computer.

Pricing (Early-Bird*/Regular):
SAA Members: $329/$379
Institutional METRO Member Employees: $369/$419
Non-Members: $409/$459

*Early-Bird registration dealine: October 17, 2015


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT:
http://saa.archivists.org/events/encoded-archival-description-ead3-updated-1642/644/

This event is co-sponsored by METRO and the Society of American Archivists.

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When?

Mon, Feb. 22 - Tue, Feb. 23, 2016
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Eastern

Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003