Project team Project manager: Susan Potts McDonald Strategist: Stacey Martin Lead Programmer: Rebecca Koeser-Sutton Other contributors: Steve Collins, Pete Hornsby, Ben Ranker, Alex Thomas, Scott Turnbull Laura Carroll, Liz Chase, Elizabeth Russey Roke
What is a finding aid? A document containing detailed information about a specific collection of papers or records Used by researchers to determine whether information within a collection is relevant to their research Content may differ depending on the type of material it is describing Usually compiled by an archivist during processing
What is EAD? EAD is a non-proprietary data structure standard for encoding finding aids for use in an online environment. XML [extensible-markup language]-compliant. Developed by the archival community; jointly administered and maintained by the Society of American Archivists and the Library of Congress. Version 1.0 was released in 1998
<did> <origination> <persname source="lcnaf" encodinganalog="100">Avant, Mamie Wade.</persname> </origination> <unittitleencodinganalog="245$a">Mamie Wade Avant papers, <unitdate type="inclusive" encodinganalog="245$f" normal="1930/1982">1930-1982</unitdate></unittitle> <unitidcountrycode="US" repositorycode="geu-s" identifier="887">Manuscript Collection No. 887</unitid> <physdescencodinganalog="300"><extent>1.75 linear ft.</extent><extent>(3 boxes)</extent> and <extent>2 oversized papers (OP)</extent></physdesc> <abstract>Papers of African American fortune teller Mamie Wade Avant relating to fortune-telling and her involvement with Masonic organizations.</abstract> <langmaterialencodinganalog="546">Materials entirely in <language langcode="eng">English</language>.</langmaterial> <repository encodinganalog="852">Emory University<subarea>Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library</subarea></repository> </did>
Goals of the Project Improve user interface – speed and functionality Permanent links From MARBL to Emory-wide resources for archives and manuscript collections MARBL finding aids > EmoryFindingAids marbl.library.edu/findingaids > findingaids.library.emory.edu
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A *light* analysis… Apr 25 – May 25, 2011 EmoryFindingAids MARBL Highest percent of traffic (54%) from Search Engines google#1 keyword: Elijah mixongeorgia Top Referring sites MARBL EUL (georgia encyclopedia) Highest percent of traffic (52%) from Referring sites Top Referring Sites EUL Emory.edu FindingAids (wikipedia, guides, civil rights digital library)