EAD Workshop at Michigan Tech- Save the Date!

The Michigan Tech Archives and the Society of American Archivists invite you to learn EAD – Encoded Archival Description – in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

June 30 – July 1, 2011

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 2-day workshop, led by SAA instructors Michael J. Fox and Kris Kiesling, covers the most up-to-date EAD version!
Upon completing this workshop, you’ll have:

• Received an overview of Extensible Markup Language (XML);
• Examined the structure of EAD (the SAA endorsed standard for archival finding aids);
• Marked up a finding aid;
• Explored style sheets and implementation strategies; and
• Practiced encoding your own 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.

The workshop will take place during the height of summer on the Michigan Technological University campus in a fully equipped instruction room at the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library.

For more information, contact the Society of American Archivists, http://www.archivists.org, or the Michigan Tech Archives at:


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