The first four workshops took you through the process of building an EAD finding aid from the ground up from DACS compliance to encoding tools. But how will your institution actually accomplish this work? Is it time to review or revise your workflows? In the end, workflows are the most critical part of EAD–and if your workflows are good, you’ll be more successful.
Before attending the workshop, please do the following:
- Read the Encoding Decisions Flowchart:
- Part 1: Initial Decision-Making
- Part 2: Producing a Collection-Level Finding Aid Using Encoding Software and Encoding Template
- Part 3: Producing a Fully Detailed Finding Aid Using Encoding Software and Encoding Template
- Part 4: Producing a Fully Detailed Finding Aid Using Encoding Software and Excel Output
- Part 5: Producing a Collection-Level or Fully Detailed Finding Aid Using Archivist’s Toolkit or ArchivesSpace
- Come prepared to discuss your homework assignment from Workshop 4. One or two people will be selected to share their assignment with the group.
- Review the instructions and ground rules, and ensure that you are joining from your own computer and have both a microphone and headphones. The workshop is not a broadcast; it is a discussion.
- As relevant, discuss workflows with others at your institution
- If needed, schedule follow-up session with instructor