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EAD  May 2011

EAD May 2011

Subject:

Attaching a URI to a controlled access term

From:

Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]>

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Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 20 May 2011 14:13:49 -0400

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I'm currently working on improving the interaction between EADitor and
existing controlled vocabulary services, specifically geonames.org,
for geographic names.  Each geographic place has a URI (example,
http://sws.geonames.org/4250542/) and an rdf representation
(http://sws.geonames.org/4250542/about.rdf).  It's important to
capture the URI of the place name, especially when indexing the
finding aid, because it will allow the capture of geograph