Interoperability between archival and bibliographic metadata

Lina Bountouri, Manolis Gergatsoulis

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a crosswalk between Encoded Archival Description schema (EAD) and Metadata Object Description schema (MODS). Our target is to deal with interoperability issues between archival and bibliographic metadata, by de¯ning the archival documentation philosophy and its basic characteristics, while trying to map them to standards used in bibliographic catalogs. Finally, we present an analysis of our crosswalk method, a conversion mechanism and a real world example.

Keywords: Metadata interoperability, EAD, Archival Description, MODS,Bibliographic Metadata, Crosswalks.