Barbara: Thanks for an excellent suggestion. Anyone attend this working
conference who can report on what the recommendation might be?

Best, Jodi

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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
Paulson, Barbara
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 11:41 AM
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Subject: Re: Encoding really long finding aids

If any of you are going to the ARL Exposing Hidden Collections Working
Conference at LC on Monday, please bring this along: it touches on a number
of issues that are likely to be discussed.

See you there,

P.S.: Thanks, Jodi.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jodi Allison-Bunnell [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 1:17 PM
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Subject: Encoding really long finding aids

Hello all:
I am part of the Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) project, and am looking
for some advice on encoding really long finding aids.

I am about to send a long (1200 page word processing document) document to
our conversion vendor, and have the option of making this one long document,
or having the 36 series encoded separately and linked to the main document.
I can think of advantages and disadvantages both ways; obviously I need to
make up my mind. Our consortium guidelines do not have specific
recommendations either way, and I don't find any in other guidelines (OAC or

We have a single stylesheet for the consortium.

Thanks for any assistance/advice you can provide.

Best, Jodi

Jodi Allison-Bunnell
Archives Grant Administrator
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT  59812
(406) 243-4421
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