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December 22, 2014
 
 
 
 
 

Resources

Digital Special Collections (DSC) has selected a few resources that may help institutions build and manage collections and lay the foundation for contributing content. We hope these also provide some additional guidance on the standards and systems supporting our services.

1) Strategies for creating EAD collection guides
Resources to help understand and select from various software, tools, and services to create EAD collection guides:

2) Strategies for creating METS digital objects
Resources to help understand and select from various software, tools, and services to create METS digital objects:

3) EAD and METS standards documentation
Key sources to consult for information about the EAD and METS standards:

4) Related standards documentation
The following metadata standards can be used in conjunction with METS:

Additional data encoding and transmission standards we support:

5) EAD, METS, MARC21, and digital file format guidelines from the CDL
Collection guides:

Digital object metadata and content files:

6) Workshops
A number of organizations host workshops and training opportunities—throughout the year at the regional and national levels—to enhance both technical and professional skills.

7) Grants
Several institutions provide grant funding for building cultural heritage collections. Potential sources of support include:

Last updated: December 05, 2014