The EAD Editor is an online cataloguing tool for creating descriptions in EAD (collection level and multi-level) to the Archives Hub standard. It does not require knowledge of EAD but it creates interoperable descriptions that can be supplied to the Hub and used elsewhere. You can also create Online Resource descriptions.
Guide to the Editor
A detailed Guide to the EAD Editor is available.
EAD Editor Online Tutorials
We have a series of audio tutorials available on our You Tube channel, showing how to use the Editor. These are each between about 10 and 12 minutes long.
- Creating a Basic Description (completing the mandatory fields)
- Adding a Personal Name as Creator
- Adding a Corporate Name or a Family Name as Creator
- Adding Descriptive Fields
- Adding Names as Index Terms
- Adding Subjects as Index Terms
- Formatting your Description
- Making Corrections
EAD Editor Help Pages
EAD Editor Help Pages provide further information on how to access the Editor, what the Editor does, uploading descriptions and user administration.
The Editor can be used to create interoperable EAD descriptions that can be uploaded to the Hub or to other systems. Read about how the University of Leeds have used the Editor to spread the word!
When you make a description live from within the Editor, it is uploaded directly to the Archives Hub. You can usually view it on the Hub within 30-60 minutes. You can also view it on the CIIM admin system.Make sure you are on our contributors' email list to receive information about Editor workshops
"it was great!..I enjoyed the whole day; the pace was just right, the information all relevant but not overwhelming and all in all I can't think of any way of improving it." (workshop attendee, 2019)