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EAD  April 2000

EAD April 2000

Subject:

Re: Automated library Systems

From:

Joyce Nester <[log in to unmask]>

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Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:14:13 -0400

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hey tony,
i understand from gerri that we won't be getting into the ead business anytime
soon. if that's the case, i'm going to sign off of the list to eliminate
the e-mail
traffic. you may or may not want to pick up on the list if you're still
interested
(or NOT!!)
jn
1-9205

At 03:52 PM 04/07/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>We've just completed an RFP process to select a system that integrates our
>manuscripts, bibliographic and museum holdings. Two systems stuck out of the
>crowd: Re:Discovery, (http://www.rediscov.com/ <http://www.rediscov.com/> )
>from Re:Discovery Systems, and Minisis,
>(http://minisis.idrc.ca:80/minisis/minisis.htm
><http://minisis.idrc.ca:80/minisis/minisis.htm> ) from the International
>Development Research Centre of Canada. Both systems support XML and have
>management facilities for library, archival and curatorial holdings -- which
>is to say that you can more or less mix and match MARC, EAD and neither
>types of records. A lot depends on the size of your operation. Neither of
>these systems could really go up against an Endeavor or Ameritech system on
>the library side, but if you're small to middling in size, as we are, one of
>them might be just the ticket.
>______________________________________________________
>Chuck Patch
>Director of Systems
>Historic New Orleans Collection
>504/598-7116
>www.hnoc.org <http://www.hnoc.org>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kerstin Ringdahl [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 12:44 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Automated library Systems
>
> We are in the beginning stages of creating needs and
>assessment for a
> new
> automated library system. We use Dynix now. I would like
>to have our
> finding
> aids as fully integrated as possible in our new system. I
>am wondering
> if anyone
> has information to share about various vendors and how a new
>automated
> system
> can benefit and incorporate the archives and special
>collections. I am
> thinking
> especially of EAD encoded finding aids and photgraphs. Does
>anyone have
> a
> system that is fully integrated? Do you have any scripts
>prepared that
> you are willing to share?
>
> Thank you very much for your help.
>
> Kerstin Ringdahl
> Archives and Special Collections
> Mortvedt Library
> Pacific Lutheran University
> Tacoma, WA., 98447
>

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