A regional database that takes advantage of EAD tags in searching and browsing is the Northwest Digital Archives:
In addition to the browsing options, click on Advanced Search.
The Library of Congress browse options depend on tags:
And the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division provides quite a few options for searching and browsing based on tagged information:
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Library of Congress
19053 Mount Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701-
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My opinions are my own and not necessarily those of the Library of Congress.
>>> Elizabeth H Dow <[log in to unmask]> 4/26/2008 10:59:53 AM >>>
When I teach EAD, I stress the value of tagging as a way to add intelligence to the text. Yesterday I got this question from a student:
"We're doing all this encoding in part so that search engines can search these documents better and understand when Washington is a city or a person's name. What kinds of search engines are we talking about? Not Yahoo or Google. Can you give us a demo of one of these search engines?"
I know that the Women Travel Writers Project set up tag-based searches in DynaWeb, but they've gone away. Does anyone know of others?
Elizabeth H. Dow
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University