We link to images in CONTENTdm from our EAD finding aids (see
as an example). However, we were told early on that we couldn't use a
static URL to link to CONTENT, because those static links were not
persistent (the pointers could change). I don't know whether this issue
has been resolved in later releases. We opted instead to link using a
search string that points to a persistent and unique number for the item
using the <daogrp><daoloc> combination of elements.
But I think what Kathlene is talking about is actually using CONTENTdm to
search the EAD finding aids themselves.
On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Chatham Ewing wrote:
> Kathlene Ferris,
> We use ContentDM as well, and as Chris describes.
> However, one thing that ContentDM can do that might be of use is serve images using static URLs. Because of that you might be able to link into ContentDM from an index using a pointer from a finding-aid or some similar thing.
> Chatham Ewing
> Curator Modern Literature/Mss.
> Washington University in St. Louis
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> Subject: Re: CONTENTdm for EAD
> We use CONTENTdm to serve image collections and to a more limited
> extent as a page turner for books and manuscripts. I do not
> believe it will work with EAD, since it is really intended for a
> different purpose.
> It may be possible to jerry-rig something, since the developers
> claim that it is xml-aware. But for the most part this means it
> can output dublin core or other xml records, not ingest xml. As
> I understand it, then only import format it accepts is tab or
> comma delimited.
> Christopher J. Prom
> Assistant University Archivist
> University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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> On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Kathlene Ferris wrote:
> > Is anyone using CONTENTdm with EAD encoded documents to search
> > across collections in various formats such as EAD and Dublin Core?
> > If so, does it work very well with complex EAD docs that have several
> > levels of hierarchy?
> > Kathlene Ferris
> > CSWR, Zimmerman Library
> > MSC05 3020
> > University of New Mexico
> > Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
> > 505-277-7172
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