Hi Stephen,

I wrote a blog post a year or so ago that sort of describes how we handle this 
at Duke: 

Some of this info is a bit outdated, as we've moved most of our digital content 
into a Fedora repository, but most of the principles still hold.

Our digital resources are discoverable both in finding aids (linked and 
sometimes embedded) and in our repository interface.  The finding aid interface 
just pulls the images from the repository based on the <dao> tagging.  Some of 
this is explained in the blog post.

RE: your last question, we typically link to a repository record with multiple 
files.  In theory, there is a 1-1 correspondence between digital object records 
in ASpace and digital objects in our repository.


Noah Huffman
Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University | 919-660-5982

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Stephen Innes
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Linking to digital objects in AS

I have some general questions for the community relating to linking digital 
archival objects from ArchivesSpace. Although we have substantial digital 
content we have not yet linked this to EAD metadata and would like feedback 
from others before our digital development team commit further time to the 
project. We have spent considerable time adapting stylesheets to present 
resources through HTML finding aids, but linking to digital objects from AS is 
new to us.


Are members using links in published finding aids to deliver digital resources, 
either through an HTML version or the PDF generated from within AS? Or are your 
digital archival resources separately discovered and linked to?


A specific question we have is: if you link from EAD records, do you link to a 
repository record with multiple files, or directly to multiple files?


Please reply to the list or directly to me if that's easier.


Thank you,

Stephen Innes (ALIANZA)

Special Collections Manager

General Library, Te Herenga Mātauranga Whānui

The University of Auckland

Private Bag 92019

Auckland 1142

New Zealand

Telephone (649) 373-7599 ext. 88062 | Fax (649) 373-7565


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