But that would imply a separate finding aid. Is there no built in  
accommodation for a single EAD encoded in multiple languages?
That is, one EAD, identified by a unique ID, encoded in multiple  
languages. It doesn't seem there is.

But if there were, it would be a simple matter to handle linking  
between language versions via the delivery software.

On June 4, at 10:00 AM, Susan Hamburger wrote:

> Fabienne and Tifenn, the EAD tag, <otherfindingaid> can be used in  
> both the English and the French versions of the finding aid to  
> point to each other.
> Sue
> At 09:16 AM 6/4/2008, you wrote:
>> Hello to everyone
>> Please allow me to transmit to the list a request from a young  
>> archivist, Tifenn Hamonic.
>> F. Queyroux
>> Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France
>> "Good morning,
>> As a student of the Ecole nationale des chartes (Paris), I'm  
>> actually carrying
>> out  the Catalogue of the archives of archaeology kept at the  
>> Institut de
>> France (Paris). In this purpose, the description of archives has  
>> been encoded
>> in xml using the dtd ead. Then, these files were loaded into the  
>> software
>> Pleade 3.
>> The project has a difficulty that I would like to submit to you.  
>> We want to
>> make the files available both in English and French.  Each  
>> description has
>> to refer to the same
>> description in the other language. I wonder which tag(s) should be  
>> used to
>> make
>> links between the French and English versions.
>> More generally, I would be very interested to learn about any  
>> fully bilingual finding aids and the ways the encoding has been  
>> done and the search interface programmed.
>> Can you please enlighten me on this
>> subject?
>> Thank you in advance for your help.
>> Tifenn Hamonic
>> Master II, Histoire et nouvelles technologies
>> Ecole nationale des chartes
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] 
>>  "
> Susan Hamburger, Ph.D.
> Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian
> Cataloging and Metadata Services
> 126 Paterno Library
> The Pennsylvania State University
> University Park, PA 16802
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