I have a follow up question to
those with OPAC's that index EAD (minus Eric as he already
explained). How deep does the EAD indexing go? Is only
collection level information scrapped or can users search directly into
container lists from the general OPAC?
Harvard's indexes the full finding aid.
Okay one more, how does the OPAC
interact with the EAD xml files? Is EAD information scrapped (EAD
header? Collection level <did>?) and a MARC record generated
or does the index work directly with the XML?
The collection-level MARC record and the finding aids both exist.
In the opac, there is a link right below the title for "more about
this collection" that opens the full finding aid.
Click on <<more about this collection>> to see the finding aid with links to digitized contents
To get back to the bib. record, click on "Standard view"
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
- Just out of curiosity, is anyone using an online catalog that is entirely EAD-based? I know many institutions catalog monographs and other items more suitable for MARC, but not everyone might. It's certainly possible and an interesting idea.
- On the flip side, does anyone's traditional online catalog index EAD as well as MARC? Maybe a federated search of some sort. Seems like I remember seeing one.
- Happy Friday!
- Nathan Tallman,
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- American Jewish Archives
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