While none of our EAD-encoded finding aids have been made public yet, we
are currently implementing the standard in two ways: encoding existing FAs
for our regular archival collections (i.e., print and maunscript sources
and 'related' artefactual/oversize material), and creating EAD FAs for
parts of our artefactual archive of historical medical and surgical
instruments. The latter project is something of an experiment -- we're
hoping to produce a set of FAs that will encourage a lateral integration of
our print/mss and object-based collections. So far, I've created a
(partial unverified draft!!) of the Jerome Webster Collection of Chinese
and European Anatomical Models and Manikins, and am working on a couple of
other collections (of dental instrumentation, orthopedic and surgical
tools, genito-urinary endoscopy, etc), more unified by functional
origination than provenance. We have no item-level descriptive catalog for
our artifactual holdings, and are hopeful that collection-level
descriptions (with some detailed item-level analysis) will help to increase
scholarly access to these materials.
I don't imagine the artefactual FAs will go public any time soon, but
suspect that at least the EAD FA to our Michael Davis Collection on the
Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine will be made available (in html
format) on the Academy's web site soon, as soon as the site's 're-design'
I hope this helps!
New York Academy of Medicine
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