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Cory - very nice article!  I'm going to assign it as a reading for my two EAD class sessions after Spring Break :)

Michele

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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cory Nimer
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 2:40 PM
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Subject: Re: Innovations in interfaces using finding aid data?

Kate,

Here at Brigham Young University we have been experimenting with the design functionality you describe, and have developed a prototype system based on the idea of single-level display and hierarchical inheritance. There is a fairly detailed description of this work and of the resulting display in an article by Gordon Daines and myself, "Re-Imagining Archival Display: Creating User-Friendly Finding Aids," Journal of Archival Organization 9, no. 1 (2011): 4-31 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15332748.2011.574019). The system itself is available at http://findingaid.lib.byu.edu/. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks,

Cory Nimer
Manuscripts Cataloger/Metadata Specialist Brigham Young University
801/422-6091

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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bowers, Kate A.
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 8:24 AM
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Subject: Innovations in interfaces using finding aid data?

I should have used a new subject line in my earlier request-- I'm not interested only in implementations that use AT and ContentDM, but any system or systems that achieves similar ends or has features that show the power of structured finding aid data.

Examples might be a public interface that returns components of finding aids rather than full finding aids  (such as in back-end of AT searching).  The original question was in response to a post showing Clark's interface that integrates finding aid data and digital objects in a single display and (I think) has user-initiated sorting of finding aid components.

Thanks!

Kate


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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Penny Baker
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 8:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [EAD] CONTENTdm and DTD and Schema mechanics

The Clark is also using AT to CDM. We're faced with a significant amount of tweaking (many of our finding aids are legacy EAD created using X-metal migrated to AT which can be quite a mess). Example collections below:

http://cdm16245.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15001coll2

http://cdm16245.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15001coll3

Penny