General EAD Guidance
- EADiva. A Plain-Talking EAD Tag Library
Live finding aid examples from real repositories rendered in XML, with links to HTML and raw .xml files.
- EAD3 Documentation, from SAA
Society of American Archivists page for EAD revision with timetable for revisions and documentation.
- Library of Congress. “Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002”
- Levay, William. 2014. “A Place for Our Stuff: Evaluating Archival Content Management Systems”
Blog post overviewing of multiple platforms, including AtoM, ArchivesSpace & others – part of American Museum of Natural History, “Hidden Collections: stories from the archive.”
Publishing Platform Resources
Archives Space (AS)
The main AS website. Contains all basic information about the application, how to begin, how to become a member, etc. Also includes sandbox area.
- AS Data Import/Export Maps
A subpage on the official AS website featuring mapping for imports and exports of accession information, EAD, MARCXML, and digital objects.
- Official AS Wiki
Contains information on development, working groups, and a section on community resources. An account is required for contribution to the wiki.
- AS Wiki Article on customizing EAD importers & exporters
Short article on how to customize EAD importers & exporters without writing customized XSLT.
- AS Wiki on GitHub
Installation of AS and backend development, with user and developer support resources.
- Bits & Bytes, Rockefeller Archive Center, “Automating ArchivesSpace exports, or Better Living Through APIs”
Blog post on automating finding aid EAD & PDF export using the AS REST API. Also contains information on using Git for versioning.
- Library Labs Blog, University of Edinburgh, “Archives Space at the University of Edinburgh – the techie side”
Short summary blog post about the University of Edinburgh’s AS setup & launch.
- Yale’s AS Blog
This blog explores Yale’s implementation and use of AS in-depth.
- Yale’s AS Committee Website
This site is a companion to Yale’s AS blog, serving as an example of an institutional AS hub.
Access to Memory (AtoM)
The main AtoM website, which includes the AtoM download, an abundance of documentation, the official Wiki, and links to User Forum and GitHub. Also includes demo.
- AtoM GitHub
Backend development for AtoM.
- Digital Curation Centre
DCC overview of ICA-AtoM (an earlier version of AtoM).
- Chave, Isabelle, and Claire Sibille-de Grimoüard. 2015. “Towards the Development of a National Archival Authority File in France: An Approach to Implement EAC-CPF.” Journal of Archival Organization 12, no. 1/2: 98—17. LISTA, EBSCOhost (accessed October 5, 2015):
Journal article discussing AtoM implementation.
AtoM front-end interface examples (All allow export of EAD in XML):
- Simon Fraser University
- Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- UNESCO Archives Catalogue
- Royal BC (British Columbia) Museum
eXtensible Text Framework (XTF)
Main XTF website, which includes download, tutorial, documentation and a community portal.
- GitHub XTF Customization
Backend XTF customization for the Rockefeller Archive Center.
- Woodruff Library Blog, Emory University, “Archival Technologies: Archivists’ Toolkit, XTF, and CONTENTdm”
Blog post describing one institution’s experience using AT, XTF, and Cdm together.
XTF front-end interface examples: