Encoded Archival Description #1936 [A&D]
Mon, Mar 11, 2019, through Tue, Mar 12, 2019
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Early-Bird Registration Deadline:
February 12, 2019
Lodging & Travel Information
Wyndham Garden San Antonio near La Cantera
6809 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78256
Full Registration #1936
SAA Member: $319 / $399
Employees of Member Institutions: $379 / $479
Nonmember: $439 / $549
Not a member? Consider joining today! See full member benefits here. The online registration form provides the option to join and register in one transaction.
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:
If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.
Attendance is limited to 35. 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
The best HTML CheatSheet has its own visual editor where you can apply your own CSS code as well. Web developers and designers love this free online resource!