Introduction to TARO: Encoding and Submitting Finding Aids

  • 25 Feb 2019
  • Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Austin, Texas


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Workshop Information



Title: Introduction to TARO: Encoding and Submitting Finding Aids

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time: 10 am - 5 pm (full-day) | 1 - 5 pm (half-day)

Cost: $85 (full-day, includes box lunch) | $50 (half-day)

Location: Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Austin, Texas

Trainers: Amy Bowman and Amanda Focke


Workshop Description:


This workshop will teach the hands-on basic skills needed to participate in  Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO), including basic XML familiarity and editing, EAD familiarity, how to upload files to TARO, and troubleshooting. The full day is recommended for those with little or no TARO, EAD, or XML experience. The half-day (afternoon only) is recommended as a refresher for those who might feel rusty and/or have work environment changes which have changed their approach to TARO (such as using collection management software now instead of hand-encoding XML).


This workshop is open to anyone but is focused on TARO guidelines and workflows. This is not an intensive EAD course, which is offered as a two-day workshop by SAA ( or an intensive XML class, but will show the basics to get you started and share resources to help you once you return to your workplace.



Please Note: If you need any special accommodations, or are attending the full-day workshop and have any dietary restrictions, please email Amy Allen, Chair of the Professional Development Committee.   

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