Launch of LEADERS demonstrator application, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London

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The LEADERS Project has developed a toolkit that delivers transcripts and images of archive documents over the Internet together with appropriate contextual material. The toolkit is built on standard methods for encoding texts (TEI), digital images (NISO Mix), finding aids (EAD) and authority records (EAC).

The demonstrator application illustrates one instance of what can be done with the LEADERS toolkit. The toolkit is flexible and reusable and allows different design and functionality to be built using the same data set, or different data sets to be used with the same design and functionality.

As test material, the demonstrator uses 17 documents from the George Orwell Archive and the University College London Archive both held at University College London.

To view the demonstrator, visit the LEADERS Project home page
(http://www.ucl.ac.uk/leaders-project) and click on the link to the demonstrator application . We welcome your comments.

Project Director: Susan Hockey
Project Manager: Chris Turner
Project Archivist: Anna Sexton

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Anna Sexton, Research Fellow
The LEADERS Project
School of Library, Archive and Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Phone: 020 7679 7205; E-mail: [log in to unmask]
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/leaders-project
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