OCLC Research "Beyond EAD" webinar recording now available

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Watch the recording of "Beyond EAD: Tools for Creating and Editing EAC-CPF Records and 'Remixing' Archival Metadata" webinar for demonstrations of xEAC and RAMP, two tools that will help archivists and librarians explore new possibilities for name authority work, moving beyond the boundaries of traditional archival metadata.

xEAC is 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. The Remixing Archival Metadata Project (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.

This 90-minute session includes presentations and demonstrations, plus speakers answer questions from attendees. It features Ethan Gruber from the American Numismatic Society, Tim Thompson and Allison Jai O'Dell from the University of Miami Libraries, and Merrilee Proffitt from OCLC Research.

See the "Beyond EAD: Tools for Creating and Editing EAC-CPF Records and 'Remixing' Archival Metadata" webinar page for more information, including links to related materials.

For information about changes institutions can make to their Encoded Archival Description (EAD) practices to improve the discoverability of their materials, see our earlier webinar, "Achieving Thresholds for Discovery: Addressing Issues with EAD to Increase Discovery and Access."

This was 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


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xEAC [link]

RAMP demo [link]

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OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar Series [link]

OCLC Research YouTube Channel [link]