I am not sure if this is what you mean, but we are currently using EAD for
our "Guide to the Manuscript, Pictorial and Oral History Collections
Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the National
Library of Australia".  The XML master for this guide is just a single EAD
finding aid with three <C01> components - one for each of the
sub-collections.   There are two more <C0..> levels since some of the
resources listed in the guide are collection-level records.  We have found
it possible to store the foreword and introduction to the guide within EAD
as well as introductions to each of the sub-collections.  We plan to use the
same master for print and web versions of the Guide.  If this works, we see
this as a framework for publishing future guides.


Judith Pearce
Director, Web Services
National Library of Australia

Phone:  +61 2 62621425
Fax:  +61 2 6273 3648
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> From:         Stephanie Ashley[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Encoded Archival Description List
> Sent:         Saturday, 15 September 2001 4:38
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      repository guides
> Apologies if this has been addressed already, but I searched the list
> archives and couldn't find any answers. Is anyone encoding repository
> guides, such as guides to sources in particular subject areas that your
> repository holds? If so, can anyone share with me how they're adapting the
> EAD dtd to encode such things as lists of collections?