The Mandeville Special Collections Library atthe University of
California, San Diego, has mounted a subset of the library's
finding aids on the WWW in SGML and HTML coded versions. The
database is located at
The database currently includes approximately 65 listings for manuscripts,
personal papers, and UCSD records.
Each listing contains a link to the SGML-coded finding aid, to the
HTML-coded finding aid, and to the corresponding catalog record in
ROGER WEB, the WWW version of UCSD's library catalog. In turn, each
catalog record for items having a finding aid includes a link to the
SGML finding aid, to the HTML finding aid, and to the "homepage" for
the database, where one can search the entire database of SGML
finding aids. The SGML part of the database is indexed and
searchable by means of Verity Query Language. Also, corresponding
records in OCLC's Intercat database include links to the two versions
of the finding aids and to the database homepage.
The SGML and HTML coding has been produced simultaneously by means of
a database application created inhouse. The SGML coding is based on
the Encoded Archival Description Document Type Definition (EAD DTD).
Coding is done at a minimal level; we have made no attempt to
distinguish types of folder headings.
The Mandeville Special Collections Library welcomes suggestions and
comments. Please mail them to [log in to unmask]
Bradley D. Westbrook
Manuscripts Librarian / University Archivist
Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093
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