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EAD  September 2012

EAD September 2012

Subject:

Re: New Finding Aids Site at Princeton University Library

From:

Dan Santamaria <[log in to unmask]>

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

Date:

Thu, 6 Sep 2012 14:25:44 -0400

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Hi Joyce,

Thanks for the kind words.

Michele Combs asked basically this same question on the archives
listserv.  I'll paste in most of my response to her below. There
actually IS a facet for digital content (though perhaps we need to
make it more prominent if multiple archivists aren't finding it.
Or...we could digitize more).  For a quick link to a component with
related digital content, you can go to:
http://findingaids.princeton.edu/collections/AC184/c097

We discussed a few options for communicating that material has been
digitized.  For now we've settled on a facet which displays from the
search results - if you do a generic search for "Princeton" or
"Students" you'll see it on the left hand side along with the other
facets.  Since the search results display data from components (as
opposed to only entire finding aids) we also show  a button with the
label "online" with each record in the search results that has
associated online content.  Part of the thought behind this is that we
want users to search everything, then request digitization if the
material hasn't already been digitized.

Thanks,

Dan


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Joyce Chapman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This is AWESOME! Great work. These doesn't seem to be a way to search for or
> narrow facets to collections that have digital content, is that correct?
> Could you send a link to a collection with digital content so we can see the
> delivery of images directly from the interface in action?
>
> Thanks,
> Joyce
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Dan Santamaria <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> The Archival Description Working Group at Princeton University's
>> Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is pleased to announce the
>> availability of a redesigned finding aid interface.  The site is now
>> available in production:
>>
>> http://findingaids.princeton.edu
>>
>> This work is the result of collaboration between Princeton's Archival
>> Description Working Group and digital initiatives staff.  It also builds on
>> descriptive data created by dozens of staff involved with aggressive
>> processing and data conversion projects over the last seven years.
>>
>> Features of the new access system include:
>>
>> * Delivery of images directly from the finding aid interface
>>
>> * Contents lists that are sortable by title, date, or physical location in
>> the collection
>>
>> * Direct access to EAD components from search results
>>
>> * Faceting and browsing options from search results
>>
>> * Enhanced topic features, based on linked data principles
>>
>> * Support for delivery of EAC-CPF records
>>
>> * IDs and stable URLs for every EAD component
>>
>> * Better options for users to contact the library and connect with each
>> other, including an "Ask a Question" (for reference requests) and a
>> commenting feature for users wishing to request an enhancement to the
>> description or discuss the content of the collection within the finding aid
>> itself or share information within their own social networks
>>
>> * A more modular display of the finding aids, including ?Component
>> Records' at each level of description that are intended to meet DACS
>> Single-Level minimum requirements.
>>
>> * Aeon integration, including requesting without leaving the interface
>> (after authentication)
>>
>> We welcome and encourage feedback through the "site feedback" link at the
>> top right of every page.
>>
>> The implementation team includes Maureen Callahan, John Delaney, Shaun
>> Ellis, Regine Heberlein, Dan Santamaria, Jon Stroop, and Don Thornbury.
>> Please contact Dan Santamaria ([log in to unmask]) with any questions.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Joyce Chapman
> Triangle Research Libraries Network
> CB# 3926, Wilson Special Collections Library
> Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
> Phone: (919) 962-1345
> Email: