Finding Aids: From the Basement to the Web
AACR2, Archival finding aids, Archives, Collaboration, Collection-level records, Manuscript collections, OPAC, URL, World Wide Web
This article describes an in-house collaborative partnership that uses the World Wide Web to provide access and value to manuscript collections from university library online catalogs and Archives & Special Collections department Web pages. Collaboration among the archivist, the original cataloger, and a reference librarian resulted in a cataloging template for collection-level bibliographic records. The process for formulating a record is given, as are methods used to establish Web-based finding aids in Hyper-Text Mark-up Language (HTML) and the digitization of existing finding aids.
Meagher, E. S., Brown, C. C., & Fisher, S. P. (2001). Finding aids: From the basement to the web. Technical Services Quarterly, 18(2), 41-55. https://doi.org/10.1300/J124v18n02_04