It's great to see that people share
the same concerns. A coworker just returned from the Computers in
Libraries conference and pointed out a wiki devoted to primary source material
called Archivopedia: http://archivopedia.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page.
From my hasty glance, it seems like theyr'e just beginning to come
up with a way of formatting EAD for wiki presentation.
As far as user-generated content, my
main thought was that users would add greater detail to what the institution
puts up. For a few of our (paper) finding aids, users have provided
us with detailed listings which we've been able to incorporate. So
I see providing user access gives us a chance to take advantage of their
knowledge. And of course, anything is reversible if we disagree with
the changes. It also provides a much simpler way of correcting errors.
Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D., Curator, Rare Books
Music Division -- The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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