altformavail is used at the Minnesota Historical Society and if I
remember correctly, its main use is for microfilm. It's displayed in
Administrative Information under the heading, "Alternate Form of
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just wondering if this element is in general use, if so how, and where in the finding aid do you display it?
> To date we have to date simply been including microfilm versions of items in the inventory as part of the collection, and linking to on-line digital versions of material either via an archref in the Related materials section (if it is a standalone digital collection) or via the dao (if there are only a few scattered items in our general digital repository). But I'm wondering whether we ought to be using the altformavail. All thoughts welcome.
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> Michele Combs
> Manuscripts Librarian
> Special Collections Research Center
> Syracuse University Libraries
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> Syracuse, NY 13244
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