The Archives Hub EAD Editor is a sophisticated cataloguing tool that creates standardised, interoperable EAD.
- Create a collection level or multi-level entry
- Add former and alternative references in addition to current references
- Add standardised dates for searching in addition to display dates
- Link to VIAF names through our VIAF lookup
- Preview all of your work as you go along
- Use our formatting menu to add italics, lists and links
- Add images and links to digital content
- Add structured index terms, including events
- Add both place names and geographical features
- View and navigate your hierarchy via the tree structure
- Add components with auto references or with your own references
- Use templates to create boilerplate text
- Add descriptions of theme-based online resources
- Create admin users, who can access all descriptions, and basic users, who can access their own edit area
In order to use the Archives Hub Editor
- New contributors: Email us about becoming a contributor
- Current contributors: Decide whether you prefer to use the Editor or want to export from your own system. If you do this you will not need to use the Editor.
- You need to use the login we provide. You can have more than one login. You can share accounts, but not simultaneously so it may be worth having more than one account from the outset.
- We can provide a limited number of training or trial logins as well.
- It is not possible to upload all EAD descriptions to the Editor, as the variations in EAD make this impractical
- It is important to read our information about uploading EAD to the Editor before you begin
- Calm EAD cannot be uploaded to the Editor as it has too many issues. We can take Calm exports directly from you.
- Admin users can access all descriptions. Usually each institution has one admin login. We can create a number of basic user accounts, and access is then restricted to descriptions created through that account.
You can contribute to the Hub by:
- Using the Editor to create and submit
- Providing EAD exports from archival systems
- Providing Hub valid EAD through an XML system such as Oxygen
- We have also done some work with Excel, but note that we cannot guarantee to take Excel data due to the lack of consistent structure and required fields