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1 Polish Road to EAD or Vienna Story told by: Hubert Wajs Ph. D.

2 Structure Thanks The Problem: –Retrospective conversion of finding aids Project: –What?, Who?, How? Presentation

3 Finding Aids

4 History Metadata – new term for archivists Meetings, Seminaries etc. –Polish Archivists seminary on metadata ( ) –EAD - MAGIC WORD OR TERROR by prof. PETER HORSMAN; Amsterdam, Archiefschool ( ) –[4 days in June 2002 in Archiefschool Amsterdam (HWs)] –Web page (end 2002) –DELOS x 2 (spring 2003) Polish seminary on EAD ( and ) International seminary on EAD ( ) –Publication of papers along with RLG Best Practice Guidelines for EAD (fall 2003) –[ ing prof. Daniel Pitti (HWs )]

5 Introduction of ISAD(G) ISAD(G) –Translation, version I (1995) –Translation, version II (2004) –RLG Best Practice Guidelines for EAD

6 Crown Chancery Public Register – Metrica Regni The most important records of kings administration – kings chancellery – form the middle of the 15 th till the end of the 18 th century 790 chancellery books with records of permanent legal value. From the first half of the 16 th century 30 thousands records in 90 books.

7 Project Phases: –Database (for archival inventories: files and items) –Introductions in electronic formats –Combining *.dbf + *.doc. into *.xml People: –Students from Warsaw and Kraków (input) –Cooperation with labour offices (input) –Archivists (control)

8 Project Further: –Collaboration with Jagiellonian University in Cracow Abstracts of records from the 17 th century books in Polish –Sumariusz Metryki Koronnej. Seria Nowa –Two parts around 750 records (abstracts). –16 th century data (input) Matricularum Regni Poloniae Summaria ( ) –In all six parts edited so far are more than 41 thousands records (abstracts) in Latin. –What about the images?

9 Technology What one could find on LOC: –EAD DTD (version 2002) –EAD Tag Library (version 2002) –Examples (version 2002) –XSL (for the 1 st version, 1998) –Michael J. Fox, The EAD Cookbook (for the 1 st version)

10 Technology My Tool – Pajączek – little spider –Polish HTML editor

11 THE ROAD - cobblestones From database (ISAD) export do XML Corrections and adjustment to EAD structure –structure of the fonds (an example): or General descriptive information in electronic format from introduction to –(what to do if they are missing?) Validation and corrections (in loop) –xmlvalid by Elcel Technology Ltd (Free ware) Adding *.xsl www

12 HOW? EAD (in XML) INTRODUCTION (*.TXT; *. DOC) DESCRIPTION OF EACH ITEM (*.DBF) INVENTORY

13 Are we (in Poland) ready for EAD ? Intellectually: In general In particular Human factor Technically: Software

14 Polish web site with EAD presentation


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