This workshop focuses on component-level description, the portion of a finding aid that offers the rich detail of archival description.
This workshop covers the basic structure of EAD and leads participants through creating a collection-level description.
This workshop focuses on the building blocks of any standards-compliant archival description: forming according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard, 2nd Edition.
This five-part training series offers an interactive overview of all that you need to know to create or convert finding aids so that they can go into the database: DACS basics, EAD basics, our best practices, encoding tools choices, workflows, and the many other tools that the Archives & Manuscripts Service offers.
Documentation and trainings for Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
XML template for encoding in EAD2002 according to the most current version of the Alliance’s EAD Best Practices
The EAD Best Practice Guidelines must be followed when contributing finding aids to the Archives West database.
This documentation addresses complex situations arising from submitting finding aids to both Archives West and to the Digital Collections Harvester.
The Archives West Standing Group studies and envisions changes to the Archives West finding aid database.
The Unique & Local Content Program provides for development, stewardship and dissemination of unique and local content at Alliance institutions.