ERIC Number: ED252233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Midwest State Archives Guide Project: Collateral Reports.
Evans, Max J.; And Others
This document comprises four reports related to the Midwest State Archives Guide Project. The first report, "Producing In-House Finding Aids and Administrative Reports: An Expanded Data Base Design," details an expanded SPINDEX database design that could be used to produce a variety of administrative reports. Specific examples are given and an evaluation of the database design is provided. "Report on Data Entry Alternatives" discusses the various data entry options available to SPINDEX users, including the CPT 4200 with visual memory, magcard typewriters, Wang word processors, and a text editor on the Univac 1100/82. "Approaches to Archival Indexing, A Discussion Document" includes background on subject access systems, existing systems, the nature of the Midwest State Archives holdings, the state of information retrieval, the needs and resources of archives, and multi-institutional access. The final report, "Subject Terms Used in the Illinois State Archives and in the Wisconsin State Archives," contains lists of terms used for subject access in each of the two states and the Wisconsin Subject Authority List; the authority list provides cross references. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison.
Identifiers: Database Design; Machine Readable Bibliographic Data Bases; Machine Readable Cataloging; Records Management; Wisconsin
Note: For related documents, see IR 050 970-973.