Thank you for your ideas, everyone.  The People Australia program had exactly what I was looking for.

Elizabeth H. Dow
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University



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Subject: Re: BPG for EAC?

Hi there

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
Australian 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 -
http://idx.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/oai-AWAP/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=ohrm_eac&identifier=IMP0082

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.

Regards
Joanne Evans


Jordon Steele wrote:
>
> Elizabeth,
>

>
> This doesn't directly answer your question, but I came across this
> example of EAC in practice---designing a kind of structured version of
> Wikipedia for creators:
>

>
> http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P000683b.htm
>

>
> The underlying EAC record can be found here:
>

>
> https://wiki.nla.gov.au/display/peau/EAC
>

>
> They might have used an older version of EAC than the one currently on
> the books, but it's the same principle.
>

>
> Best,
>

>
> Jordon
>

>
> Jordon Steele
>
> Archivist
>
> Biddle Law Library
>
> Penn Law School
>
> 3460 Chestnut Street
>
> Philadelphia, PA 19104-3406
>
> (215) 898-5011
>

>
> *From:* Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
> Behalf Of *Elizabeth H Dow
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 02, 2010 9:45 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* BPG for EAC?
>

>
> Rather than throw students immediately into EAD, I'm using EAC to
> allow them to get used to 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
> Associate Professor
> School of Library and Information Science
> Louisiana State University
>

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