Amy McCrory <[log in to unmask]> asks:
>Would you mind sharing how you did this with the Toscanini finding aid--
>that is, could you show us the actual code you used to make the "break"?
From my understanding, if one codes <c01> with the attribute level="series"
or <c02> with the attribute level="subseries," this causes the hierarchical
(or collapsible) levels to arise. (What is the official designation for
this characteristic, which results in the expanding arrows in the navigator
window?). So each time you have <c01 level="series"> you're going to get a
new web page.
(Again, from my understanding, these hierarchical levels are not available
at a deeper level of structure beyond <c02>.)
Here's the beginning of the pertinent portion of my finding aid:
<DSC TYPE="IN-DEPTH"><HEAD>Container List</HEAD>
<C02 LEVEL="ITEM"><DID><CONTAINER TYPE="Folder">I1</CONTAINER>
At the risk of prompting the wrath of archival purists, what I did with the
Toscanini scores was actually somewhat non-traditional. The *true* series
are eleven alphabetical groups of scores, each identified by a letter of
the alphabet, based on size and function (e.g. A = large scores with
markings, C=miniature scores with markings, F= scores without markings, and
so on). The clarify of format offered by a presentation of these eleven
alphabetical series is extremely frustrating to users, who are
overwhelmingly interested in knowing *all* the items Toscanini owned by a
specific composer. One would have to consult an index to see the variety
of score locations of a single composer. It's extremely cumbersome, and
For the online finding aid, I combined the eleven series into one
continuous alphabet. One can still determine the original series by the
folder number, which was formed by the series letter and numerical (really
alphabetical) position within that series. In the example above, the
Abbiate score is the first item in series I.
For the onsite paper finding aid, we have an equivelent of the online
finding aid, in addition to a finding aid which is organized by the
Bob Kosovsky, Librarian
Music Division -- The New York Public Library
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