This posting muses on how to index and display Encoded Archival Description (EAD) files in the “Catholic Portal” of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance.
The Catholic Portal is essentially an index of two types of metadata: 1) records describing individual and discrete items, and 2) records describing collections of individual items. For the most part, the former metadata records are MARC records describing books. The later are EAD files describing the holdings of archives. Continue reading