Z603: Workshop in Library and Information Science
TOPIC: Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
Department of Information and Library Science
Indiana University, Bloomington
An understanding of archival descriptive practices, terminology, and organizational principles is essential to effective use the EAD standard.
For most students, completing one or both of the EAD workshop prerequisite courses, Z581: Archives and Records Management and/or Z584: Manuscripts, will provide this understanding.
Students who have not taken any of the MODS workshop prerequisite courses may register for the workshop after obtaining written permission from the instructor and are responsible for completing the following readings.
Readings to be completed prior to the workshop
Students will find completing the following readings before starting the first week’s EAD encoding assignments will be of most use:
- Roe, Kathleen. (2005). “Core concepts and principles of arrangement and description.” In Arranging & Describing Archives & Manuscripts. Chicago, Society of American Archivists: 11-25.
- Roe, Kathleen. (2005). “Description of records.” In Arranging & Describing Archives & Manuscripts. Chicago, Society of American Archivists: 71-97.
- Holmes, Oliver W. (1964). “Archival arrangement: Five different operations at five different levels.” American Archivist 27(1): 21-41.
- Cook, Terry. (1997). “What is past is prologue: A history of archival ideas since 1898 and the future paradigm shift.” Archivaria 43: 17-63. http://journals.sfu.ca/archivar/index.php/archivaria/article/view/12175/13184