Welcome to RAMP
The Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) is a lightweight web-based editing tool that is intended to let users do two things: (1) generate enhanced authority records for creators of archival collections and (2) publish the content of those records as Wikipedia pages.
The RAMP editor can extract biographical and historical data from EAD finding aids to create new authority records for persons, corporate bodies, and families associated with archival and special collections (using the EAC-CPF format). It can then let users enhance those records with additional data from sources like VIAF and WorldCat Identities. Finally, it can transform those records into wiki markup so that users can edit them directly, merge them with any existing Wikipedia pages, and publish them to Wikipedia through its API.
Convert EAD Files into EAC-CPF or Import EAC-CPF Files
- 1. Place your files in the 'ead' folder in the RAMP root directory.
- 2. Click 'Import Files.' This will transform the EAD files into EAC-CPF records or import existing EAC-CPF records as-is, storing both original and newly created files in the RAMP database.
- 3. You may now use the RAMP editor to enhance and publish your records.
- Note: If you run this on a folder that already has files, it will look for new and changed EAC-CPF files. If files are changed, you will be presented with a 'diff' screen to merge changes.
Create a New EAC-CPF Record
No finding aid? No problem! Add a new EAC-CPF record to the RAMP database.
Batch Export EAC-CPF Records
After your first conversion you can export the resulting EAC-CPF records.