I do not represent an institution, but a vendor. Nonetheless I would like to show, how our customers present their collections online. In our case we do not “publish” the data, but the web application is directly accessing the underlying database. Because of that, the user is not accessing individual collections, but has access and search capabilities over the whole archive.


Here a few links:

http://query.an.etat.lu/Query/ (National Archive of Luxembourg)

http://www.archivinformationssystem.at (National Archive of Austria)

http://query.staatsarchiv.bs.ch/query/ (State Archive of Basel City)

http://biblio-archive.unog.ch (UNO in Geneva)

http://www.helveticarchives.ch (Swiss National Library)

http://archives.wcc-coe.org/query (World Council of Churches)



Joerg Lang


Von: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Heather Rolen
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. August 2008 18:05
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Betreff: browsing Finding Aids online


I would be interested to hear how institutions present an online interface to enable users to browse their Finding Aids- specifically I would like to hear from institutions that have automated the process from an underlying database, and are doing so either on –the-fly, or through scheduled batch processes.


One problem we anticipate is alphabetic zing the collection title without complex processing.  We expect there are other issues with automating this process.  


All feedback is appreciated – or feel free to contact off –list.


Thank you,

Heather Rolen

Yeshiva University Libraries

500 West 185th St

New York, NY 10033

212-960-5400 ext 6172