We're getting close to launching a new version of our Finding Aids
system using the California Digital Library's eXtensible Text Framework
(XTF) <http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/xtf/> software for indexing
and displaying our EAD finding aids. Once we go live with the new site,
we'll be sharing it with the EAD listserv. We generally have
collection-level records in our OPAC that link to the full online
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> On Behalf Of Susan Millard
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:53 PM
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> Subject: Technology behind finding aids
> Hi All,
> I'm working on a project to implement EAD at the State
> Library of Victoria in Australia. I was wondering if anyone
> has a few moments to give me a quick rundown about what
> technology they are using for the storage and presentation
> of your finding aids?
> eg. Do you use a database, if so which one?
> What do you use to index, transform, display?
> Is it all linked to your Library Catalogue software if you
> are a library?
> I have found some websites that have this info, but may be
> missing ones also.
> I realise this is a fairly complex area, but a few pointers
> would be appreciated! If there is any documentation people
> can send, that would be great too.
> Please send to [log in to unmask]
> Susan Millard
> Project Manager
> slv21 EAD Project
> State Library of Victoria,
> 328 Swanston Street,
> MELBOURNE, 3000
> Ph: ( 61 3) 8664 7055
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]