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Entries in EAD (2)

Tuesday
Jul262011

Archivist Communities and EAD, Part 2

This problem was actually resolved shortly after my initial post, but I've been busy studying for the ACA exam and have been ignoring my blog. Even though I work with aspects of preservation, I still had to read several books this past week, and after reading three books, my brain was mush. I've been out of school for too long.

I digress...

So, with some quick trouble-shooting and major assistance from @steganogram, I discovered the world of stylesheets for stylesheets. I sent the code he suggested to our library IT, who have the right admin privileges, and the problem was fixed in less than a week! I also found out about the EAD Google group.

Thanks again @steganogram and CUA library IT!

Tuesday
Jul122011

Archivist Communities and EAD

I've been having problems with our EAD editor displaying the different types of container types for a few years. If I want "box"/"folder" or "volume"/"page", it's fine, but if I want scrapbook, reel, or anything else audiovisual-related, it doesn't display. The purpose of EAD is flexibility, and something wasn't displaying correctly. I had a hunch that some clipbook or library or template had restricted values (otherwise it wouldn't change when I entered "Volume" instead of "Box").

After spending hours looking at EAD and NoteTab help forums and the SAA EAD listserv, I decided I'd pose the question to my wonderful archivist colleagues on twitter. I got a response back in a few hours, and over the last few days, when I've had time and have actually been in the office, I've been getting the problem taken care of. I'll post an update when the issue is finally resolved, but I'm very grateful for the archivist who knows coding far better than I, and who is helping me with this issue! I'm also happy I'll be able to accurately describe my collections now!