Since we've already been in contact about the Five Colleges EAD project, I
won't repeat what I've already told you. If you have specific questions that
aren't being answered by others on the listserv, contact me directly and I
will be happy to help in whatever way I can.


Kelcy Shepherd
Director, Five College On-Line Finding Aids Access Project
Special Collections & Archives
W. E. B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275
Phone:  413.545.6844

----- Original Message -----
From: Amy Cooper <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 12:47 PM
Subject: Encoding Consortial Arrangements

> Hello All -- In the process of researching our use of EAD, I've heard
> from a few people who used consortial arrangements to help them encode
> Finding Aids, rather than re-invent the wheel at their own small
> institutions.  I'd be interested in hearing from people in institutions
> who have used consortial arrangments for encoding.  Specifically, I'd
> like to know if smaller institutions have found it valuable, and if they
> have, where they've gone.
> The contents for SAA's 2000 session, "Everything but Encoding: Costs and
> Benefits of EAD Consortia" have been very helpful, and I've been
> directed to Bibliographic Center for Research (and Pacific Data
> Conversion Corp.); but any recommendations for readings or contacts
> would be much appreciated.
> Thanks for all the help that I've received so far from the membership of
> this list, and thanks in advance for more information.
> Regards,
> Amy Cooper
> *************************************************
> Assistant Professor Amy Cooper
> Archivist/Special Collections Librarian
> I. D. Weeks Library
> The University of South Dakota
> Phone: 605-677-8867     E-Mail: [log in to unmask]