To: Mathew Gilmore and others on the list
Your efforts to create a DC area based network of archival resources and
finding aids sounds very exciting. In fact many regional groups are doing
similar kinds of work. I only would like to encourage you to think about
contributing that work to the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Archival
Resources service as well. There is no harm in duplicating the information
in a larger union set of archival resources and the benefits are numerous!
Your resources would be found along with other related materials and
collections on a national and international level. Contributing to the
service is not limiting in any way. You need not be a member of RLG to
have your finding aids included and you would get much more attention paid
to the resource you are building. For further information about the
service see <http://www.rlg.org/arr/index.html> I would think that funding
agencies would encourage that kind of broader access as well.
Anne Van Camp
RLG Manager, Member Initiatives
mgilmore <[log in to unmask]> on 07/16/99 09:22:34 AM
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To: Multiple recipients of list EAD <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: funding EAD, etc.
We are just concluding Daniel V. Pitti's EAD course here at Rare Book
Anyone on this list from Washington DC from other than LC? Not that I
have anything against LC but if DCPL wants to partner with someone it
should be the universities and smaller institutions.
We'd like to create a next generation "Collections: DC"--how about
Collections DC is a bit orphaned at the moment but I hope to get it on our
new online catalog or website. The 2000 MARC records could be
enhances/augmented by EAD records.
Collections:DC is described at:
You might wonder "why not just use RLIN?" We'd love to, but it really
helps us to have a database devoted to/delimited to Washington DC studies.
So I expect we'll be going to NEH next year and IMLS.
So, I need to find people at the universities and other Collections:DC
respondents with finding aids to convert, money to do it, a server to
house it on, etc.
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