While I think what I'm looking for doesn't exist, I wanted to ask some
experts before making confident assertions.
Our institution has a lot of finding aids for photo and manuscript
collections in MS Word Format. They have pretty standard subheadings. An
example can be found at
I've had inquiries about getting these Word finding aids converted to
EAD (Encoded Archival Description) through some sort of converter. I
haven't been able to locate any such program, but maybe that's a
reflection on my searching skills.
There are a number of programs to create EAD finding aids from scratch
and I've recommended acquiring one of these programs and getting staff
to rekey/copy & paste from Word into the EAD finding aid program. Staff
are not willing to do this at least until I can demonstrate that there
is no automated way to convert our finding aids. Of course, if there is
a converter, so much the better.
Thanks in advance for any enlightenment you can give me. - Daniel
Head of Technical and Imaging Services
Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Phone (907) 465-6332
Fax (907) 465-2665
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