I want my, I want my EAD

Controversial lyrics (from the song referenced in this post’s title) by Mark Knopfler aside, I have a few questions regarding the state of EAD in the state of N.C.

  1. How widespread is the adoption of EAD?
  2. Who’s not using the standard who would like to?
  3. Are there any plans afoot to create a regional EAD consortia (such as OAC, NWDA, RIAMCO, etc.)?  Please say yes; and secondly, wouldn’t it be great if such a consortia had an xforms powered admin interface for users to create and update records online? (I’m thinking of the “EADitor” Orbean Xforms project that Ethan Gruber has recently started to work on, regarding this last point).
  4. Is anyone carrying on the torch of NCBHIO and creating EAC records, now that that standard has arrived? (and since that standard essentially demands a consortia, in my mind, how is EAC affecting question #3?)

Unfortunately, I cannot even begin to answer questions 2 – 4 on my own, but I will attempt to quickly provide a start of an answer to my first question.  To that end, I went to the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ website, clicked on their links page, and then did a quick look through the “SNCA Affiliated Repositories” section.

And so, here’s an unannotated list of direct links to (mostly EAD) finding aids at North Carolina institutions (and, if anyone knows of a much better list, please let me know!):

http://www.library.appstate.edu/appcoll/list.html

http://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/mss/manuscript.shtml
http://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/archives/archives.shtml (bowdoin was listed on the SNCA Member Links page, but it’s not a college in N.C.)

http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/lshistory/IndexesOnline.htm

http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x17522.xml

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rbmscl/inv/

http://archives.mc.duke.edu/collections/eadfaids.html
http://archives.mc.duke.edu/collections/holdings.html

http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/

http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/findingaids.xhtml

http://www.foresthistory.org/ead/index.html (added to the list on 2009-12-09)

http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ead/academic.htm
http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ead/military.htm
http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ead/photo.htm
http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ead/org.htm
http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ead/pc.htm
http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ead/state.htm

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/forestry/collections.html

http://toto.lib.unca.edu/collections/manuscripts.html
http://toto.lib.unca.edu/collections/oralhistories.html
http://toto.lib.unca.edu/university_archives/default_university_archives.htm

http://www.hsl.unc.edu/specialcollections/archival/index.cfm

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv.html
http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/sfc1/sinv.html

http://specialcollections.uncc.edu/manuscripts/title_list.php

http://library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/mss/title.asp
http://library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/universityrecords/records_groups.asp
http://library.uncg.edu/dp/wv/find.aspx

http://library.uncw.edu/web/collections/manuscript/index.html
http://library.uncw.edu/web/collections/archives/faids/index.html

http://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/jspui/handle/10339/18473

http://ewake.wfubmc.edu:88/library/archives/collections.html

Also, if you’re using EAD in N.C. and don’t see your website listed here, please let me know.

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