Category «Technical Infromation»

Documentation

Link to Google Doc pages describing this implementation. Link to the project’s GitHib.

Submit EAD

There’s four different ways to get your repository’s EAD files to us: Submit via a Google form (a Google account is required) https://forms.gle/XXBvqoesmtztdCgQ7 For non-Google users, here’s an alternative (must submit one file at a time) https://wcsu.libwizard.com/f/EAD_nonGoogle Set up a drag and drop folder using WebDav CAO network folder set-up ArchivesSpace harvest Direct harvest from …

Analytics

CAO utilizes Matomo to monitor usage of the site. It, like ArcLight, is open source. If you’d like to see usage statistics, just let us know, and we’ll send you a report. Privacy policy

Add a CAO search box to your site

Simply insert the above code into your site to add a search box for CAO! Where the code above says: “Western Connecticut State University Archives and Special Collections”, paste your repository’s name exactly as it appears on the CAO’ repository list (http://archives.library.wcsu.edu/arclight/caoSearch/repositories/) This will create a search box that searches your finding aids in CAO.

Create EAD

CAO offers participating repositories for no fee the option of using our instance of ArchivesSpace! https://archives.library.wcsu.edu/cao_archivesspace If you would like to take advantage of this service, just let us know and we will send you credentials to log in to the system. Just use the contact us link. We hope that by offering this service, …

Coding Conventions

CAO has a few simple required coding conventions for the EAD finding aids that it searches.  The four requirements below ensure that CAO functions as intended. None of these four coding conventions runs contrary to best practices for EAD. EADs that are indexed in CAO must be “well-formed” and valid (either against the 2002 schema …