NYPL provides PDF access to all new finding aids and a number of legacy
ones via PDF. In fact, some that have not yet been EAD encoded are
available through the same search function ("Archival materials access
tool" - AMAT) on the NYPL website
<http://www.nypl.org/books/findingaids.html>. This tool brings together the
catalog record, EAD and PDF versions of the finding aid for a particular
collection in one place and note the ability to go from catalog to finding
aid and back. It is reasonably handy to use and also provides full text
and/or collection name searching.
>Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 10:55:33 -0500
>From: Michael Doylen <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: pdf outputs
>Are repositories using, or considering the use of, PDFs to display the
>full-text of EAD finding aids? If so, I'd be interested in seeing
>examples of how it's been implemented. Thanks.
>Michael Doylen, Ph.D.
>Head, Archives Department
>(414) 229-6980 (office)
>(414) 229-5402 (department line)
>(414) 229-3605 (fax)