Archives Hub: Digital Archival Objects (2009)

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Archives Hub: Digital Archival Objects (2009)

  1. 1. The Archives Hub ~ Digital Representations of Archives
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>Digital Archival Objects are: </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic representations of the described materials </li></ul><ul><li>They may be: </li></ul><ul><li>Files, images, audio-visual, text </li></ul>
  3. 3. The EAD behind the display <ul><li>Digital Archival Objects <dao> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Archival Object group <daogrp> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Archival Object location <daoloc> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Archival Object description <daodesc> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Options for DAO <ul><li>Embedding images for display </li></ul><ul><li>Linking to files </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding images and linking to high-resolution images </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more objects described as a group </li></ul>
  5. 5. How it works <ul><li>We link to objects on YOUR server </li></ul><ul><li>The objects are your responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>We follow standard practice, as dictated by EAD and HTML </li></ul>
  6. 6. Adding objects to Archives Hub descriptions <ul><li>The objects are on your own system </li></ul><ul><li>URLs must be persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Think about image size </li></ul><ul><li>Think about appropriate descriptions to use </li></ul><ul><li>Add to collection level and lower-level units </li></ul>
  7. 7. Electronic objects NOT part of the archive <ul><li><dao> and <daogrp> are specifically for representation of the archive materials </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to link to other electronic objects use the <extptr> tag </li></ul>
  8. 8. (1) Embedding images for display <ul><li><dao href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/image.jpg&quot; show=&quot;embed&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li><daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li><p>Caption for image</p> </li></ul><ul><li></daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li></dao> </li></ul>
  9. 9. (2) Linking to files <ul><li><dao href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/textfile.pdf&quot; show=“new&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li><daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li><p>Link text</p> </li></ul><ul><li></daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li></dao> </li></ul>
  10. 10. (3) Thumbnail / Reference Images <ul><li><daogrp> </li></ul><ul><li><daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li><p>Image description</p> </li></ul><ul><li></daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li><daoloc href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/image-small.jpg&quot; label=&quot;thumb&quot;/> </li></ul><ul><li><daoloc href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/image-large.jpg&quot; label=&quot;reference&quot;/> </li></ul><ul><li></daogrp> </li></ul>
  11. 11. (4) Group of digital objects <ul><li><daogrp> </li></ul><ul><li><daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li><p>Postcard of Eastfield Mill with text versions</p> </li></ul><ul><li></daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li><daoloc href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/image.jpg&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li><daodesc><p>Image description</p></daodesc> </li></ul><ul><li></daoloc> </li></ul><ul><li><daoloc href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/pdf-file.pdf&quot; title=&quot;PDF document&quot;/> </li></ul><ul><li><daoloc href=&quot;http://www.foo.ac.uk/word-file.doc&quot; title=&quot;Word document&quot;/> </li></ul><ul><li></daogrp> </li></ul>

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