After receiving requests from various students for examples of “live” finding aids, I solicited archivists for a sample or two from their repositories. The sample are listed below. Each sample is rendered in XML on the EADiva site as its own page with links to the relevant HTML finding aid and the .xml file. The HTML and .xml links are also below.
What Can You Do With These Finding Aids?
If you have Archivists’ Toolkit installed locally you can import the EAD files and examine the resources created by each.
You may try your hand at creating XSL Transformations for the files. Besides using the W3 Schools, try this XSLT tutorial in the basics. Taking some time to learn about XPath will make XSL much easier.
Thank you to the Syracuse University Libraries Special Collections, University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives, and the State University of New York at Buffalo for sharing. If you’d like to share a sample on this site, please get in touch. The archivist from Syracuse also noted that one may view their entire directory of EAD files for more examples.