Choose a CSV file to upload. The file must have headers which conform to the stead schema. If you have your container list data in Excel, you will need to export it as CSV before uploading it.
You can try it out with a sample CSV file.
Please wait for and accept the download of the EAD XML. Once this one completes just change the file to process another.
These are the allowable values for the CSV header row. All values apply at the container level except the values that apply to the series or subseries level.
In most cases tools like ArchivesSpace are preferred because they centralize and normalize the creation of archival description and arrangement. We have two main use cases for maintaining container lists in spreadsheets instead of working directly in ArchivesSpace.
Steady is a Ruby on Rails application and is available as open source software. See the full source code.
This little utility was developed by Jason Ronallo as part of his work at NCSU Libraries.
Please feel free to contact me about any issues you have with using Steady. Please attach your CSV file and, if available, the EAD XML output from this tool.