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The Central New York Library Resources Council
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Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

The Central New York Library Resources Council will coordinate the upgrade and customization of an open source tool called the EADitor, which edits and publishes online archival finding aids using the EAD Document Type Definition generated through an XML-based form. This project customizes the tool for use in a consortial environment and serves as an essential building block in a larger initiative to build an online repository and index for finding aids in New York State. In addition to the technical development of the tool, the project supports creation and implementation of a pilot training program that will explicate the use of the tool and align finding aids with local best practices and national standards. The project supports the continued development of a national digital infrastructure by collecting and preparing materials for inclusion and use with any number of possible linked open data initiatives, including Social Networks in Archival Context and the Digital Public Library of America.