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Bethel Libraries

Decoding Developing Online Finding Aids with EAD: Home

Workshop for Library Technology Conference on March 20, 2013.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of structure and function of XML
  • Recognize and understand basic elements of Encoded Archival Description
  • Understand how XML and EAD work to create Finding Aids
  • Apply XML knowledge to other Digital Projects

Getting Started

Oxygen XML Editor

Activate Your Oxygen License

1. Have this available. You should have received and email that included something like this:


Registration_Name=[Your name here]



Component=XML-Editor, XSLT-Debugger, Saxon-SA





SGN=[a very long group of letters and numbers]


2. Start Oxygen by clicking on the icon or start menu.

3. Paste everything between the Start and End when prompted