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'Lake Placid vs Anaconda': Pitfalls for archivists to avoid
During my learning process I found I was prone to making errors and it was necessary to experiment. Here are some pitfalls for archivists to avoid when working with Python: Syntax and presentation: Indents are important and need to be consisten (More)
Snakes and Ladders: A review of my journey through Python resources
Snakes and Ladders board game. Druyts.t [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativec (More)
Summary (Post 5 of 5 to be marked - Word count 428)
What does it all mean? The most enlightening part of this project has been how much more confident I now feel about working with XML schemata and metadata standards. Although definitely a challenge, my initial fear when coming into contact with en (More)
Directing python
Finally, we are now ready to start looking at ‘real’ documents. Python for Archivists uses EAD as its first example. EAD (Encoded Archival Descri (More)
XML: A short course (Post 3 of 5 to be marked - Word count 830)
Over the last 4 weeks, I have been learning about XML (eXtensible Markup Language) so that I can understand the various schema that enable better archival metadata acquisition and storage such as EAD, PREMIS and METS. I started to take an XML course (More)
The Project (Post 2 of 5 to be marked - Word count 1312)
EAD Encoded Archival Description was the initial motivation behind this project (see EAD example fig. 1). It had come up on multiple occasions during the course and I was intrigued by the prospect of an archive focused metadata tool, so thought th (More)
Week 4 - PREMIS and METS
This week I largely researched METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) which let me to PREMIS (Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies). I found examples of files and annotated them as well as found some workflows so that I could f (More)
Week 3 - Using oXygen
Having learnt the basics of XML, I decided to leave the rest of the XML course as from now it was focussed more in depth about XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) and display tools and I thought it would be useful to see some XML documents in practi (More)