EAD2HTML: Transforming your Finding Aids with XSL

Scheduled Dates
Course Details
Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Archivists and technical staff interested in publishing EAD finding aids as HTML pages.
Course Description

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), is a powerful tool for transforming XML documents into other formats. This workshop focuses on applying XSL to transform Encoded Archival Description (EAD-Version 3) finding aids into valid HTML5 files viewable on the web.

Learning objectives for this session include

Goals for this workshop include:

  • Distinguish between XSL, XSLT, XPath, CSS, and HTML5
  • Describe a variety of XSL elements and their function in transforming EAD to HTML
  • Select and manipulate EAD nodes using abbreviated and full XPath
  • Troubleshoot XSL stylesheets
  • Create an XSL stylesheet and use it to a transform a supplied finding aid to HTML5
Homework Expectations
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of three 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: