Kudos for an innovative and attractive approach. It is user
friendly, has unobtrusive metadata, and holds together. Is metadata
about the images kept in EAD or external to the finding aid?
Thanks for sharing this exciting new display.
At 12:34 PM 8/19/2008, you wrote:
>Call me biased, but my favorites are at the Archives of American
>Art, Smithsonian, where we integrate digital images with the
>container lists through our Collection Online interface. These
>collections have been scanned in their entirety and the finding aid
>is used as the sole source of the descriptive metadata. A
>representative image at each series provides a useful and coherent
>grouping for grouping the contents. In fact, just today we launched
>a new and improved display that shows the series at the home page
>for each collection. Check it out at:
>Our plan is to display finding aids for collections that have not
>been digitized, or which have only selected items scanned, on this design.
>Karen Berch Weiss
>Information Resources Manager
>Archives of American Art
>750 9th St., NW
>Suite 2200, MRC 937
>Washington, D.C. 20001
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>From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
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>Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 4:46 PM
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>Subject: Display of container lists in online finding aids
>I was wondering if anyone can point to any of their favorite
>examples of finding aids that are displayed online.
>I am particularly looking for finding aids that integrate digitized
>objects somehow, but I am also interested in any examples of
>"container lists"/"collection contents" that are considered to be
>displayed in a coherent and useful manner.