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ERIC Number: EJ885617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
"Different Strokes for Different Folks": Presenting EAD in Three UK Online Catalogues
Hill, Amanda; Stockting, Bill; Higgins, Sarah
Journal of Archival Organization, v3 n2-3 p183-206 2005
This article discusses three different online services providing federated access to finding aids relating to archives found in a number of repositories: the Archives Hub, Access to Archives (A2A) and Navigational Aids for the History of Science, Technology and the Environment (NAHSTE). While the scale of the services is very different, a significant similarity is the key role of Encoded Archival Description (EAD). The flexibility of EAD is clearly shown by the different ways it is used for the creation, storage, indexing, searching and presentation of finding aids online reflecting the differing needs of the contributors and users of each service involved. (Contains 14 figures and 32 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom