An Encoded Archival Description (EAD), the XML standard for finding aids, is the optimal organizing tool and descriptor for an archival collection. Converting finding aids to EADs saves valuable staff time, gives patrons a searchable outline of an archive and opens access to researchers to do their homework before delving into a physical collection.
DDD understands the challenges inherent in converting decades worth of finding aids created by generations of library staff. We partner with institutions to ensure that their complete EAD conversion process is a success - from scanning paper finding aids to economically converting MS Word and other electronic sources. Moreover, our broad experience in