Registration Fee: Early-Bird / Regular
SAA Member: $319 / $399
Employee of SAA Member Institution: $379 / $479
Nonmember: $439 / $549
Here’s your chance to receive the instruction and hands-on practice you need to bridge the digital divide. Get acquainted with the language of XML and practice with XML authoring software. This two-day course covers the most up-to-date EAD version.
Upon completing this workshop, you’ll have:
- Discuss an overview of Extensible Markup Language (XML)
- Examine the structure of EAD (the SAA-endorsed standard for archival finding aids)
- Mark up a finding aid
- Explore style sheets and implementation strategies
- Practice encoding a finding aid using EAD
Who should attend? Archivists and others who are charged with exploring and/or implementing EAD at their institution or who want to enhance their résumé
What You Should Already Know: Participants should have arrangement and description practice and familiarity with finding aids.
BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED.
A&D Core Competency:
- 3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
- 4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.
- 5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.
If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.
Attendance is limited to 25. Participants may be asked to share a computer.
When asked “what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?” Participant responses included:
- “Being able to actually encode a finding aid and having knowledgeable instructors.” - Morgan Davis
- “Being able to use EAD immediately in online exercise - this was incredibly valuable.” - Diane Maher
- “Guided hands-on practice encoding finding aids.” - Mary Ann Quinn
- “The workbook was an excellent tool to follow along with the instructors. The whole workshop was great!”
- “Coding the Game & Fish finding aid was the most useful because I could see how the tags worked and how the resulting online finding aid appeared.” - Ellen Fladger
- “Encoding my own institution's finding aid.” - Claire Galloway
- “A straight forward hands-on approach that allowed us to dive in and start marking up finding aids was extremely helpful. The workbook contains an excellent reference guide!” - Leah Loscutoff
- “I have to tell you that this was the best training/workshop on a technical subject that I've ever attended, and I've attended quite a few technical workshops in my time! If all the SAA workshops are this good, then kudos to SAA!” - Laurie Sauer
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