ArchProteus                       protean
                                                                  ...taking many forms [The Concise Oxford Dictionary/GettyImages]

Conversion and Automation Solutions for Archives


We help archives and other information repositories convert their finding aids, catalogs and inventories to XML/EAD encoded files


We convert source material from a variety of formats:


Word processor documents

Excel spreadsheets

Database records

Scanned text and PDF files

MARC files

Paper


Before encoding:


we structure the material according to descriptive standards and improve the consistency and uniformity of the content according to the customer's specifications (see our Conversion methodology)


We deliver:


XML/EAD encoded files


On request, we also deliver encoded files in the following formats:


XML/EAC-CPF

HTML

MARC




Contact us for a cost estimate of your conversion work or for any other question relating to our Service

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EAD
    Encoded Archival Description - XML DTD (Document Type Definition - library of tags) for the encoding of finding aids
EAC-CPF
    Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families - XML DTD (Document Type Definition - library of tags) for the encoding of authority data (names of people, organizations, etc.)


EAD and EAC-CPF are owned by the Society of American Archivists (SAA)