I am part of the Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) project, and am looking
for some advice on encoding really long finding aids.
I am about to send a long (1200 page word processing document) document to
our conversion vendor, and have the option of making this one long document,
or having the 36 series encoded separately and linked to the main document.
I can think of advantages and disadvantages both ways; obviously I need to
make up my mind. Our consortium guidelines do not have specific
recommendations either way, and I don't find any in other guidelines (OAC or
We have a single stylesheet for the consortium.
Thanks for any assistance/advice you can provide.
Archives Grant Administrator
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
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"Books are easy! Ninety-five percent of them exist in multiple copies and
are now easily accessible through international databases. It is the
scholarly resources hidden in archives that we need to make more visible."
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