Thursday, November 21, 2013

FREE webinar - EAD

The recent Code4Lib Journal article "Thresholds for Discovery" reported results from an OCLC Research analysis of 120,000 Encoded Archival Description (EAD) encoded finding aids; the article also highlighted issues with current encoding practices that would inhibit access and discovery. In 2012, Princeton University's Archival Description Working Group undertook an ambitious project to upgrade their finding aids delivery system, addressing many of the issues identified in the "Thresholds" article. Join us for a joint presentation of the OCLC Research and Princeton work, and discussion on steps that institutions can take both individually and collaboratively to improve their own thresholds for discovery. Presenters include: Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research Bruce Washburn, Consulting Software Engineer, OCLC Research Dan Santamaria, Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University This webinar is free and open to all but advanced registration is required. Register here* to attend this webinar on 5 December at 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC 18:00). A recording of this webinar will be posted on our website, on YouTube and in iTunes later in December. Best, Merrilee Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer OCLC Research 777 Mariners Island Blvd Suite 550 San Mateo, CA 94404 USA +1-650-287-2136 Merrilee blogs at Follow me on Twitter @merrileeiam