In the ARCHI-LOG software used by the RAD community in Canada, but
mostly in Quebec, all media objects (even images in the Facebook world)
have an entry in a media table where they are more specifically
described but also linked to the archival unit of description that they
are related to.
In this way, once you find an object, you can also find all other
objects linked to the same archival unit of description.
In short, you need to describe your media objects in a table and add as
many links as needed to the related archival units ( or bibliographic
descriptions or museum object descriptions).
Le 2015-01-16 14:33, Michele R Combs a écrit :
> Hello Collective Wisdom!
> A question for those of you who are digitizing stuff and putting it online. Do you somehow record the fact that two digitized objects are related to each other, and if so how do you do so?
> For example: 30 videotaped interviews and 3 reels of news footage that were filmed as raw material for the production of a documentary; correspondence, bills, site surveys, photographs and blueprints relating to the building of a specific public building; etc.
> It's easy in a finding aid, of course, since finding aids were designed to support this sort of hierarchical description. Not so easy in a digital repository which is usually pretty flat. So I'm curious what others are doing.
> The simplest solution is to put the information in the narrative description, for example "Letter from John Doe to Jane Smith about changes to plans for the Doe House in Ann Arbor, Michigan," and then end users can do a search on the phrase "Doe House") to find all items that mention it in the description.
> I'm wondering if anyone is doing anything more complex, robust, technically cool, etc.
> Many thanks --
> Michele Combs
> Lead Archivist
> Special Collections Research Center
> Syracuse University Libraries
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