I'll make a suggestion from the RLG (non-guidelines related) perspective, 
and that is that if you want to submit your finding aid to Archival 
Resources or any other finding aid conglomerator outside the comfort of 
your own consortium, it is easier for us to deal with a single large file, 
rather than many linked files.



ps -- we at RLG like your sig line quote very much!

Merrilee Proffitt
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09/05/2003 10:17 AM
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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 
or having the 36 series encoded separately and linked to the main 
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 

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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"Books are easy! Ninety-five percent of them exist in multiple copies and
are now easily accessible through international databases. It is the
scholarly resources hidden in archives that we need to make more visible."
?David Stam, librarian emeritus, Syracuse University