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Django app supporting EAD3 data import, editing, and XML serialisation.

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Django app supporting EAD3 data import, editing, and XML serialisation.


The full documentation is at


Install EAD and EAC-CPF Django Package:

pip install autharch-base

Add it to your INSTALLED_APPS:


Add EAD and EAC-CPF Django Package’s URL patterns:

from ead import urls as ead_urls

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^', include(ead_urls)),


  • Models for almost all of EAD3 (dsc and @entityref unsupported).

  • Import script for EAD3 XML.

  • Serialisation to EAD3 XML.

Running Tests

Does the code actually work?

source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install tox
(myenv) $ tox

Development commands

pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
invoke -l


Tools used in rendering this package:


0.8.1 (2021-05-20)

  • Update to include XSL files.

0.8.0 (2021-05-17)

  • Changed import to store complex EAD3 as XHTML annotated with data-* attributes, and changed serialiser to convert back to EAD3.

0.7.0 (2021-02-04)

  • Replaced existing migrations with new migration (borking existing databases) to fix error with non-proxy model that migrations would not handle.

0.6.0 (2021-02-01)

  • Removed all attempts to reuse Django model instances sharing the same details (names, repositories, language declarations).

  • The above change is handled in a single migration; this will break existing installations that contain data.

0.5.0 (2020-12-03)

  • Added validation for some models.

  • Added blank=True to some fields that must sometimes be empty.

0.4.0 (2020-11-23)

  • Corrected bugs in validators.

  • Updated models to properly mark some fields as optional.

  • Added model validation to XML import script.

0.3.1 (2020-11-16)

  • No changes; clean rebuild for PyPI.

0.3.0 (2020-11-16)

  • Added django-reversion support.

  • Corrected some model and import bugs. Unfortunately caused problems with Django migrations, and these have been reset.

0.2.0 (2020-10-20)

  • Added test (and associated code fixes) of round-trip import and serialisation of EAD3 XML.

0.1.2 (2020-10-16)

  • Added XSD files to, so that the EAD3 XSD is included in the package.

0.1.1 (2020-10-13)

  • Added dependency on lxml.

0.1.0 (2020-10-09)

  • First release on PyPI.

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