Again probably not answering Elizabeth's question, but as the
developers behind the Encyclopedia of Australia Science (EOAS) just
wanted to note that not using EAC to produce the web output at the
moment, but it does factor in our plans.
We can generate EAC records (based on an early draft of the
new schema) from the relational database backend system and
will be doing this to
allow the National Library of Australia to harvest people and
organisation data into their new Trove discovery service via an OAI-PMH
Repository. We have already done this with another archival gateway, the
Women's Register. See Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920 - 1993) -
http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/IMP0082b.htm and the Trove entry -
http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/571406?c=people. And if you'd like to
see the EAC then here is a link to it in the OAI-Repository -
So very excited about what you can do with EAC in terms of
interoperability and integration of descriptive systems.
Plans in the future would be to replace the existing HTML generation
with a generation to an XML format based on EAC (as then have greater
flexibility in separating presentation and content layers and allow for
structured searching). However we do find the relational model a good
one for creating and managing this kind of information as it allows for
relationships between entities and resources, and entities and other
entities to be entered and managed in the one place but then viewable
from both perspectives.
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BPG for EAC?
doesn’t directly answer your question, but I came across
this example of EAC in practice—designing a kind of structured version
underlying EAC record can be found here:
might have used an older version of EAC than the one
currently on the books, but it’s the same principle.
throw students immediately into EAD, I'm using EAC to allow them to get
working with XML in this way -- and get a feel for oXygen. Has anyone
developed Guidelines for applying EAC in the real world?
Elizabeth H. Dow
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
eScholarship Research Centre
The University of Melbourne
Level 2, Thomas Cherry Building
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