The Archives Hub team organise training for Archives Hub contributors and potential contributors.

Some feedback from previous training sessions:

"Beth and Lisa 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. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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

to learn how to use our 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.

We have a new version of the EAD Editor which includes:

  • creating former and alternative references
  • adding additional dates of creation
  • adding more than one originator (creator)


If you have a group of staff or a project group of staff from several institutions that are interested in contributing to the Hub and learning how to use the EAD editor, then we can also come to you and provide workshops.

Contact: for more information.

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