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(WHS Archives) Finding aids -- Manual

Manual for creating EAD and MARCxml for WHS Archival and Manuscript Collections in ArchivesSpace

EAD Finding Aids Manual : Wisconsin Historical Society


    1. General Workflow for Finding Aids
    2. ArchivesSpace Resource Workflow
    3. ASpace Collection Level Description
    4. ASpace Contents List
      1. Load a Spreadsheet
    5. MARC Import into ASpace
    6. EAD Import into ASpace
    7. MARC Export from ASpace
    8. EAD Export from ASpace
    9. Merge Records in ASpace


For sections listed below without a link, see EAD Procedures Manual on L Drive; some appendices from the old EAD Procedures manual retired and not listed here.
Appendix G.  Contents List Guidelines
Appendix H.  Checklist for Review on Test Site
Appendix I.    Removal and Renaming of Finding Aids on UWDCC
Appendix J.   Container Types
Appendix K.  Converting Excel Tables to EAD > See "Load a Spreadsheet" under "ASpace Contents List"
Appendix L.   Links
Appendix M. Agency Histories
Appendix N. State Record Series
Appendix O. Oral Histories

Requesting access to ArchivesSpace

  1. If a student already has a login at another UW location, have them email the Cataloging Archivist their login name.
  2. Otherwise have student go to and go to Sign in: Need an account? Register now. 
  3. Username = NetID username
  4. Full name
  5. Email
  6. Department = WHS Student or WHS Staff
  7. Additional contact information = name of supervisor
  8. Password
***Tax rolls are exempt from creation in ASpace at this time (20200123 aeb)
- ArchivesSpace portion of Resource Manual adapted from UW Archives manual, circa 2018 aeb; rev. 20230104 aeb

KeywordsFinding aids ArchivesSpace Wisconsin Historical Society EAD   Doc ID89109
OwnerAlison B.GroupUWLSS
Created2019-01-15 16:35:34Updated2023-01-20 13:59:34
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