I'M a bit late responding to this conversation, but Emory is experimenting
with increasing our use of <corpname>, <persname>, and <geogname>, so I
wanted to chime in.
In the past we (as others have mentioned) primarily used this sort of
tagging in the <controlaccess> section of our finding aids, which almost
completely matches our MARC controlled access headings. However, as part
of an experiment to work with RDF and more fully expose the various names
and places within our finding aids, we've begun tagging as many names as
we can in some of our finding aids using ead tagging, matching those names
with DBPedia, VIAF, and Geonames, and then using that data to generate
RDFa (which will also be available to researchers to harvest). We are
currently working with ways to exploit that information including
generating maps and creating deeper links within finding aids. For us,
using the EAD tags was a shortcut to embedding semantic links within
For more information, see our project blog:
Elizabeth Russey Roke
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL)
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
On 10/21/13 11:44 AM, "<Jennifer B Pelose>" <[log in to unmask]>
>**Apologies for cross-postings**
>The Harvard University Archives is re-evaluating its inline EAD tagging
>policies in our finding aids and we are curious to know what other
>repositories are doing. Can you provide us with a short description of
>tagging practices at your institution on
>€ How much tagging of <corpname>, <persname>, <subject>, <genreform>,
><geogname>, etc. do you do in finding aids?
>€ Do you use several tags or just a few?
>€ How much tagging do you consider sufficient to provide researcher access
>to your finding aids?
>Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
>Processing Archivist/Project Manager
>Harvard University Archives
>Pusey Library - Harvard Yard
>Email: [log in to unmask]
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