Here is an example of how ICA-AtoM integrates digital object display
with finding aid/archival description data.
Like Archon, ICA-AtoM is a fully web-based application that uses MySQL
as the data store. Users either import existing finding aids as EAD XML
or create new ones from scratch via a data-entry form. In either case,
each level of description is saved in its own row in the database which
makes it somewhat easier from a technical point of view to isolate and
display components of finding aids. ICA-AtoM then also uses the common
approach of displaying a treeview alongside the components/levels of
description to provide hierarchical context.
As shown in the example above, digital objects are attached at the item
level and displayed along with any item-level finding aid data and the
treeview hierarchy. At higher levels of description, a Coverflow viewer
is used to indicate the availability of digital objects within the
finding aid. See
On 12-03-08 08:24 AM, Bowers, Kate A. wrote:
> I should have used a new subject line in my earlier request-- I'm not interested only in implementations that use AT and ContentDM, but any system or systems that achieves similar ends or has features that show the power of structured finding aid data.
> Examples might be a public interface that returns components of finding aids rather than full finding aids (such as in back-end of AT searching). The original question was in response to a post showing Clark's interface that integrates finding aid data and digital objects in a single display and (I think) has user-initiated sorting of finding aid components.
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> The Clark is also using AT to CDM. We're faced with a significant amount of tweaking (many of our finding aids are legacy EAD created using X-metal migrated to AT which can be quite a mess). Example collections below:
Peter Van Garderen
Artefactual Systems Inc.