Text only Michele. Managing those links would be nigh impossible.


John P. Rees, MA, MLIS
Curator, Archives and Modern Manuscripts
History of Medicine Division, MSC 3819
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Phone: 301.496.8953
Fax: 301.402.7034

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michele Combs [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:55 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Related material links in EAD finding aids
> I'm curious about implementations of the EAD 
> <relatedmaterial> element (cross-posted to both EAD and 
> Archives and Archivists listservs):
> 1) If you are routinely using this to point users to related 
> collections, are you making these items links or plain text?
> 2) If you are making them links (extrefs), are you a) 
> inserting the link at the time of tagging, even if the target 
> related finding aid is not yet done, or b) leaving it plain 
> text and going back later to insert the link when the target 
> related finding aid is done?  
> 2a) If the former, for related finding aids that are not yet 
> in EAD are you linking to a temporary target (for example to 
> a placeholder "This finding aid is not yet electronic" 
> message) or are you putting in the correct href for the 
> future finding aid (thus creating a temporarily dead link)?
> 2b) If the latter, how are you tracking them so you know to 
> go back later and insert the link?
> Thanks -
> Michele C.
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> Michele R. Combs
> Librarian for Manuscripts and Archives Processing Special 
> Collections Research Center Syracuse University Library
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