Contributing Workshops

The Archives Hub team organise contributor for Archives Hub contributors and potential contributors, to learn more about the EAD Editor and other ways to contribute.

Some feedback from previous training sessions:

"[the Hub team] were warm and friendly and extremely helpful."

"very relevant and excellently taught - perfectly pitched"

“As a general introduction to Archives Hub it was invaluable. The opportunity to be taken through the process of inputting data was great."

“This was excellent as an introduction to the Hub. It was great to hear all about the developments happening. I need to get my collections on the Hub ASAP! Thank you.”

“Really useful and engaging.”

"This was a fantastic workshop - excellently designed resources, Lisa and Jane were really helpful (and patient!). The hands-on aspect was really useful: I now feel quite confident about creating EAD records for the Hub, and even more confident that the Hub team are on hand with online help."

…this is just a snapshot of the great feedback from contributors and potential contributors after our contributors’ workshops.

The workshops offers contributors and potential contributors the chance for hands-on experience.

You will learn about:

  • Using our EAD Editor to create descriptions, both collection and multi-level
  • Adding links to images and other digital content
  • Adding index terms
  • The principles of good online descriptions
  • Exporting from archival software such as CALM and AdLib

We will take you through using the EAD Editor to create collection-level and multi-level descriptions and will show you how to add digital content to add value to Archives Hub descriptions.

The EAD Editor is user friendly and intuitive to use. You can create records from scratch or you can load your descriptions into the EAD editor to edit them. The Editor also enables easy linking to digital objects.

You do not need any prior knowledge of EAD.

If you are interested in contributing to the Hub and learning how to use the EAD editor, and you can provide a venue with PCs, then we may be able to run a workshop at your institution.

Development and Innovation Days

We have run a number of days designed to update contributors on what the Archives Hub team are up to, with latest innovations and developments, sharing experience and explaining some of the challenges of data processing for an aggregator.

Some feedback from Development and Innovation days:

" I felt the day was really interesting and very useful. A really lovely opportunity to meet all the Hub staff (you are all so friendly and welcoming). I would really recommend this day to other Hub users." (University contributor)

"I really enjoyed it as it gave an overview of the bigger picture and gave and intriguing insight into how collection data is managed and processed behind the scenes. I quite liked all the technical stuff and thinking about how data operability works and how machines ‘think’ very differently from humans" (Specialist repository contributor)

" I get all your lovely emails, but sometimes you cant beat a bit of face-time, to really get to grips with what's actually happening somewhere and how you can get involved." (University contributor)

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