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Newer repository applications are becoming increasingly linked data aware,
so you could use a variety of dcterms properties to record these sorts of
relations.

Ethan

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello Collective Wisdom!
>
> A question for those of you who are digitizing stuff and putting it
> online.  Do you somehow record the fact that two digitized objects are
> related to each other, and if so how do you do so?
>
> For example: 30 videotaped interviews and 3 reels of news footage that
> were filmed as raw material for the production of a documentary;
> correspondence, bills, site surveys, photographs and blueprints relating to
> the building of a specific public building; etc.
>
> It's easy in a finding aid, of course, since finding aids were designed to
> support this sort of hierarchical description.  Not so easy in a digital
> repository which is usually pretty flat.  So I'm curious what others are
> doing.
>
> The simplest solution is to put the information in the narrative
> description, for example "Letter from John Doe to Jane Smith about changes
> to plans for the Doe House in Ann Arbor, Michigan," and then end users can
> do a search on the phrase "Doe House") to find all items that mention it in
> the description.
>
> I'm wondering if anyone is doing anything more complex, robust,
> technically cool, etc.
>
> Many thanks --
>
> Michele
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> Michele Combs
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> Special Collections Research Center
> Syracuse University Libraries
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