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The home stretch: developing automated solutions for legacy container list data at the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

Natalie Baur, Lyn MacCorkle, Sevika Singh

Abstract


Legacy finding aids in formats other than standardized EAD-XML encoding are problematic for archivists wishing to provide deep access to and interoperability of their archival description and metadata. This case study will detail the project development, implementation, and outcomes for the legacy PDF container list conversion project as implemented at Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami, which seeks to provide innovative automation solutions based on the tenant of iterative processing and description of archival collections.


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