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ERIC Number: EJ885626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Description with Innovative Tools--The Example of MidosaXML, Germany
Menne-Haritz, Angelika
Journal of Archival Organization, v3 n2-3 p83-95 2005
Online description using new Internet technologies, especially XML, is an interesting way to enhance the effectiveness and productivity of archival processing. Users and archivists benefit from the developments, making the achievement of their aims easier. The provenance-based structured presentation of finding aids can be supported with many new helpful functionalities and thus deliver information more directly and with fewer irrelevant results. Using internationally accepted structures, especially EAD and EAC, enhances the ease of research at any place and at any time. On the other hand, archival description work has new tools that facilitate the capturing of data about the archives together with documentation about their processing, including appraisal. This contribution describes how the new functionalities have been tried out with MidosaXML as a pilot application and a productive tool, within a long tradition of being small yet highly sophisticated. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany