Session Title

Decoding and Developing the Online Finding Aid as a Building Block to understand XML, EAD, and Web Development

Presenter Information

Kent Gerber, Bethel University

Description

In this interactive hands-on session, we will discuss and demonstrate how developing an online finding aid for the Bethel University Digital Library helped the collaborators learn: (1) The basics of structure and function of XML; (2) To recognize and understand basic elements of Encoded Archival Description; (3) How XML and EAD can be used in software tools like CONTENTdm and Oxygen XML Editor to create finding aids; (4) How XML knowledge can help them with other Digital Projects (i.e. Web, Digital Humanities).

Start Date

20-3-2013 2:30 PM

End Date

20-3-2013 4:45 PM

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Decoding and Developing the Online Finding Aid as a Building Block to understand XML, EAD, and Web Development

In this interactive hands-on session, we will discuss and demonstrate how developing an online finding aid for the Bethel University Digital Library helped the collaborators learn: (1) The basics of structure and function of XML; (2) To recognize and understand basic elements of Encoded Archival Description; (3) How XML and EAD can be used in software tools like CONTENTdm and Oxygen XML Editor to create finding aids; (4) How XML knowledge can help them with other Digital Projects (i.e. Web, Digital Humanities).