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.
Curator Modern Literature/Mss.
Washington University in St. Louis
From: Encoded Archival Description List on behalf of Chris Prom
Sent: Thu 3/25/2004 3:13 PM
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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
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
Christopher J. Prom
Assistant University Archivist
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61821
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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
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