Dalhousie University Archives has 630 finding aids online with 155,000+ individual archival descriptions. We’re using AtoM for our catalogue (http://findingaids.library.dal.ca). It’s pretty easy to browse by title and see the total number of descriptions or check the “Institutional Profile” to see the total number of holdings (i.e., “top-level records”).


Curious about others!




Creighton Barrett

Dalhousie University Archives

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bowers, Kate A.
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:17 PM
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Subject: Looking for numbers: EAD


It is a sign of how far we have come that repositories and aggregators are no longer celebrating “our Nth EAD”.  However, this has made looking for current EAD numbers difficult! How many finding aids do you have online?


Also, does anyone know if there any way to glean numbers of EAD from ArchiveGrid, for example?






Kate Bowers

Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards

Harvard University Archives

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