Taking <control> of <archdesc>: Implementing Spaceport for Special Collections finding aids

Co-presented with Tiffany Cole

Poster presented at Libraries Showcase, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA


This poster describes a project to develop Spaceport, a Python app that transforms EAD finding aids from ArchivesSpace into EADs for Virginia Heritage, HTML files for the JMU Libraries website, and MARCXML records for the catalog. It outlines the challenges and needs that led to Spaceport’s development and describes benefits experienced from its implementation.