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Jaime,

Do the collections in DSpace have any metadata that would tie them to
something like the EADID or another identifier? Or is there some way
you can reference the handle in the EAD itself to allow you to create
the search form references dynamically?

Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace


On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 7:46 AM, Jaime Margalotti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> That makes sense and I'll do it if it's my only option. The search boxes are pointed to specific collections in DSpace and I had hoped to avoid having custom stylesheets for individual finding aids. Up until now we've just had a single stylesheet to handle everything.
>
> Thanks,
> Jaime
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 28, 2013, at 10:27 PM, MicheleR <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > On 3/28/2013 5:40 PM, Jaime Margalotti wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> For several of our collections, we have digital content available in DSpace.  In
> >> the HTML version of our finding aids, we include a DSpace search box in the
> >> "Materials Available in Alternative Format" section. Is there any way to make
> >> this functionality (<form
> >> action="http://udspace.udel.edu/handle/1971/5533/search" method="post">) into
> >> something that won't break my EAD finding aids?  I've been slipping it into the
> >> HTML post-transformation, but that won't really be viable when we start
> >> transforming on the fly.
> >
> > Why won't that work with an on-the-fly transformation?  It doesn't need to go into the EAD, your style sheet could insert it as part of the transformation.
> >
> > Michele
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