Finding Aids from Archivist’s Toolkit.

February 26, 2009

OK, I know a lot of you are quicker on the uptake than I am, but I’ve fused over doing finding aids with the data from Archivist’s Toolkit for months. I would try, get the data with no formating, try something else, no joy, wait a few weeks than start all over again.

“It’s all happened before, and it will all happen again.” BSG

I was:

  • using the AT export EAD button
  • taking the file to Notebook with the EAD Cookbook
  • doing parse and validate
  • doing make HTML

Makes sense, that was how I had done finding aids by hand.

Guess what! Finding Aid is a report under Resources in AT! Talk about making things harder than they need to be.

I did need some help with one change. The title of the finding aid was showing up as the ID number. I posted my question on atug-L yesterday and found it answered this morning. Thank you, Winona Salesky of UVM!!

If this helps anyone see the light sooner than I did…HUZZAH.

[Points for me, I remembered to update my Procedures Wiki with the new information. :-)]

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2 Responses to “Finding Aids from Archivist’s Toolkit.”


  1. I’m interested in your procedure wiki. Think I might be allowed guest access to just look around and see how you have done it? russelldjames@grandecom.net


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