Session 3C | Cleanup on Aisle ‘21: Designing and Implementing Large-scale Metadata Remediation in an Archival Consortium




Weaver, Robert
Dodd, Samantha
Romanchuk, Rebecca

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Texas Digital Library


Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) is a consortium of over 60 archives, museums and cultural heritage centers throughout Texas. During the early stages of a recent, NEH-funded project to redesign and enhance TARO’s twenty-year-old website, developers discovered an unanticipated and urgent obstacle: mandatory remediation of tens of thousands of data points across over 14,000 Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. This presentation documents TARO’s efforts to assist its repositories in this data cleanup, from conception, through solutions planning, and culminating in an examination of the results of the project to date.


TCDL 2021 Session 3C, Presentation 2, Wednesday, 5/26/2021, 11:00 am to 11:50 am | Speakers: Robert Weaver, Manuscript Archivist, Texas Tech University; Samantha Dodd, Curator - Archives of Women of the Southwest, Southern Methodist University; Rebecca Romanchuk, Archivist III, Texas State Library and Archives Commission | Moderated by Thao Votang, Administrative Program Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin | View the recording at