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(Apologies for cross postings)
Yeshiva University Archives is pleased to announce the
release of a database of finding aids to its archival collections. This
database significantly enhances patrons’ discovery of the Archives’
extensive holdings of primary source material relating to modern Jewish history
and culture in the United
States and abroad. Using the eXtensible Text Framework (XTF)
open-source architecture, developed by the California Digital Library and
customized by Library staff members, the database includes full text searching
across all finding aids, displays search hits in context, and enables results to
be navigated with ease. Additionally, patrons can browse all finding aids
by Title, Creator and one or more Subject terms, the latter of which should greatly
facilitate identifying all collections relating to particular areas of study.
Over 270 finding aids, encoded according to the Encoded
Archival Description (EAD) standard, are included in this initial launch.
Finding aids for a number of the larger collections include folder-level
inventories. Additional inventories, new finding aids, as well as
enhanced searching features will be added as the project proceeds.
The database can be accessed at http://libfindaids.yu.edu:8082/xtf/search.
We invite your questions and feedback.
Deena M. Schwimmer, Associate Archivist
Yeshiva University Archives
mail: 500 W.
185th St. / New
York, NY 10033
/ interoffice: MGL
email: [log in to unmask] / phone: (212)
960-5451 / fax: (212)