From Thu Sep 12 12:15:41 1996
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 08:41:00 -0700
From: Bradley Westbrook <Brad_Westbrook@UCSDLIBRARY.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: EAD Prototype DATABASE


     The Mandeville Special Collections Library atthe University of
     California, San Diego, has mounted a subset of the library's
     finding aids on the WWW in SGML and HTML coded versions. The
     database is located at

     The database currently includes approximately 65 listings for manuscripts,
     personal papers, and UCSD records.

     Each listing contains a link to the SGML-coded finding aid, to the
     HTML-coded finding aid, and to the corresponding catalog record in
     ROGER WEB, the WWW version of UCSD's library catalog. In turn, each
     catalog record for items having a finding aid includes a link to the
     SGML finding aid, to the HTML finding aid, and to the "homepage" for
     the database, where one can search the entire database of SGML
     finding aids.   The SGML part of the database is indexed and
     searchable by means of Verity Query Language.  Also, corresponding
     records in OCLC's Intercat database include links to the two versions
     of the finding aids and to the database homepage.

     The SGML and HTML coding has been produced simultaneously by means of
     a database application created inhouse.  The SGML coding is based on
     the Encoded Archival Description Document Type Definition (EAD DTD).
     Coding is done at a minimal level; we have made no attempt to
     distinguish types of folder headings.

     The Mandeville Special Collections Library welcomes suggestions and
     comments.  Please mail them to

     Bradley D. Westbrook
     Manuscripts Librarian / University Archivist
     Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
     Geisel Library
     UC, San Diego
     La Jolla, CA  92093
     FAX 619-534-5950