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ERIC Number: ED399968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 16
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Archivists in Cyberspace.
Fagan, Michele
The emerging technology of the World Wide Web is a natural source of acquisitions for archivists. This paper discusses two areas of digital communications: a university archivist's role in the support and management of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) home page, and the uses other archives and special collection departments at selected universities have made of home pages. Being a university archivist often entails acting as a central contact for university-related groups wanting to link a web page to the UNL home page. One of the main problems in working with providers who maintain their own home pages is occasional lack of continuity. The UNL University Archives/Special Collections Department began the project with just the informational site on the UNL Libraries home page, although they hope to begin providing more in-depth coverage about holdings. Other universities have made use of home pages for: information about the institution; public relations; displaying library holdings; and for research of collections. In 1993, the University of California-Berkeley Library received a grant to encode archival finding aids in SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language). Carried out to its fullest extent, this or a similar project could eventually give a researcher online access to the finding aids of every manuscript depository in the country. University archivists everywhere are making use of the Web to make the holdings of their departments more accessible. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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