Learn more about creating and editing EAC-CPF records and remixing archival metadata in 9 January webinar

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Attend "Beyond EAD: Tools for Creating and Editing EAC-CPF Records and 'Remixing' Archival Metadata" on 9 January from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST to view demonstrations of two tools, xEAC and RAMP, that will help archivists and librarians explore new possibilities for name authority work, moving beyond the boundaries of traditional archival metadata. Presenters include Ethan Gruber, Web and Database Developer for the American Numismatic Society; Tim Thompson, Metadata Librarian at the University of Miami Libraries; and Allison Jai O'Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at the University of Miami Libraries.

Ethan Gruber will discuss the development of xEAC, an open source framework for creating, maintaining, and publishing collections of EAC-CPF records using XForms, a W3C standard for editing XML in next-generation web forms.  While generalizable across the library, archival, and museum fields, this presentation will demonstrate xEAC's potential for creating scholarly prosopographies, focusing on Greco-Roman entities and their integration in the larger linked open data universe.

Over the years, the archives community has produced a body of detailed biographical descriptions that support access to the broader social and historical context surrounding archival collections. To help disseminate this information in new ways, a team of librarians, curators, and programmers at the University of Miami Libraries developed the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP), recently profiled in the Code4Lib Journal article "From Finding Aids to Wiki Pages: Remixing Archival Metadata with RAMP." The RAMP editor leverages EAC-CPF as a data exchange format, letting users take existing metadata, enhance it, and then republish it to Wikipedia through its API. You can view a demo of RAMP online.

Register to attend. This webinar is free and open to all but advanced registration is required.

A recording of this webinar will be posted on our website, on YouTube and in iTunes later in January.

This is the 15th webinar in the OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series, the goal of which is to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills.

For more information:

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

Register to attend this free webinar on 9 January from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST [link]

xEAC [link]

Code4Lib Journal article "From Finding Aids to Wiki Pages: Remixing Archival Metadata with RAMP" [link]

RAMP demo [link]

OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar Series [link]

OCLC Research YouTube Channel [link]

OCLC Research Webinars in iTunes [link]