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On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Franks, Russell <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Thank you Jane and Michele for the clarifications and thoughts.
>
> Michele, I like your method of generating a print page via the style sheet.
> Is this done with javascript? Or is it an xsl template that dynamically
> creates a new printer friendly page?
>
> Basically what I'm trying to do is get away from creating static html pages
> to store on our server and just present the view and print options through
> xml and xsl.
>
> Thanks - Russ
>
> Russell Franks
> Librarian
> Special and Archival Collections
> Phillips Memorial Library
> Providence College
> 1 Cunningham Square
> Providence, RI 02918-0001
> 401-865-2578
> [log in to unmask]
> [log in to unmask]
> http://www.providence.edu/archives
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Jane Stevenson
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 4:04 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: use of <otherfindaid> tag
>
> Hi there,
>
> We (our contributors) use <archref> to link to separately described parts
> of a finding aid, such as
> where a description is extremely large and benefits from being divided up.
> This is in line with the
> guidance: 'Examples of such materials include a record group and one of its
> large series (which
> might have separate EAD-encoded finding aids)'
>
> However, our contributors can also use it to link to other parts of the
> same finding aid, which may
> not be strictly within the guidelines, but it seems to be the best choice
> for this.
> http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/arch/archref.shtml. It is not totally
> straightforward for us to
> implement these links, due to the way the Archives Hub is set up as a
> distributed system with
> machine interfaces.
>
> We use <otherfindaid> to indicate other finding aids for the same material:
> http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/arch/other.shtml
>
> So that differs from linking to other finding aids that are related but not
> representing the same
> material. The guidelines do say that it is for 'Information about
> additional or alternative guides
> to the described material'. When contributors use this tag, they are
> usually pointing to a more
> detailed resource rather than the same content in a different format, but I
> would assume that it
> could be the same.
>
> Jane.
>
> **************************************************************
> Jane Stevenson
>
> Archives Hub Co-ordinator
> http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk
>
>
> Michele R Combs wrote:
> > My understanding of archref is that it's for links to other collections
> of archival material.  We
> > use archref to link to related collections.  For example, we would use
> archref to link from the
> > finding aid for the papers of John Smith Jr. to the finding aid for the
> papers of his father,
> > John Smith Sr., or the papers of his son, John Smith III.
> >
> > My understanding of otherfindaid is that it's for links to finding aids
> that are different in
> > content, not just in file format.  For example, we might include in the
> otherfindaid section a
> > link to an Excel spreadsheet that provides a finer level of detail for a
> set of John Smith Jr's
> > photographs, or a link to a published catalog of John Smith Jr's letters,
> or similar.
> >
> > To simply point to another version of the online finding aid, we have a
> link at the top of each
> > one that says "Printer friendly version." This link is generated by our
> XSL style sheet and is
> > not hard-coded into our EAD.
> >
> > Michele
> >
> > (be green - don't print this email!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Michele Combs
> Manuscripts Librarian
> > Special Collections Research Center Syracuse University Libraries 222
> Waverly Ave. Syracuse, NY
> > 13244 315-443-2081 [log in to unmask] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message----- From: Encoded Archival Description List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> > Of Franks, Russell Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 4:00 PM To:
> [log in to unmask] Subject: use
> > of <otherfindaid> tag
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is anyone using the <otherfindaid> tag to describe or point to another
> version of a finding aid,
> > such as a PDF version of the finding aid for patrons to dl or print?
> >
> > According to the tag library <otherfindaid> "is used to indicate the
> existence of additional
> > finding aids;" and that "The <archref> element may be used to give a
> formal citation to the other
> > finding aid or to link to an online version of it."
> >
> > It doesn't appear that the <otherfindaid> tag is limited to other finding
> aids created by
> > differing institutions or to legacy versions of the same finding aid.
> >
> > Also do I have to use the <archref> tag to link to the PDF? Since the PDF
> version of the finding
> > aid is not "separately described archival materials of special interest",
> it seems to me that the
> > use of the <extref> would be better suited for this purpose.
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your thoughts -
> >
> > Russell Franks Librarian Special and Archival Collections Phillips
> Memorial Library Providence
> > College 1 Cunningham Square Providence, RI 02918-0001 401-865-2578
> [log in to unmask]
> > [log in to unmask] http://www.providence.edu/archives
> >
>