This event is co-sponsored by METRO and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
We will not cover any aspects of system administration, however, which are still necessary for publishing and maintaining anything on a web server. Instead, all of the EAD files that you will publish “online” will be running off of your own laptop, via localhost. At the end of the workshop, though, you will have performed hands-on exercises that will provide you with a better understanding of how XML, XSLT, and XSLT processors can work together to prepare EAD finding aids for publication online.
Speaker Mark Custer
Mark Custer is an Archivist / Metadata Coordinator at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. From 2011-2012, he worked as an EAD Manager at the Smithsonian Institution. Previously, he worked at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library for four years, during which time he helped manage their EAD finding aid database. He earned a BA in English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, and an MLIS from Syracuse University.Who should attend:
- Archivists and others who are charged with the management of EAD files and/or putting finding aids online.
By the end of this program, participants will have:
- Received a crash-course overview of EAD, HTML, CSS, and XSLT;
- Ingested and indexed EAD finding aids into a database;
- Explored and (slightly) modified an XSLT style sheet that converts EAD into HTML; and
- Discussed other strategies to get EAD finding aids onto the Web.
Visit http://metro.org/events/428/ for more information and registration.