Some institutions have made a
selection of their EAD-encoded finding aids available for viewing over
the internet. Some are available as HTML files (converted from the SGML)
and are viewable on any standard web browser. Others send the finding
aids directly as SGML, requiring the user to have an SGML-aware client
to view them. Still others have made their finding aids available in both
NOTE: To date, the only net-capable SGML browser is
American Heritage Database
- A selection from 4 institutions. This collection of finding aids covers American culture and
heritage. They are served out as HTML files converted on-the-fly from the SGML via
Enigma, Inc.'s DynaWeb server.
OAC Union Database
- A selection from over 20 institutions. These are served out
as HTML files converted on-the-fly from the SGML via
- A collection of EAD-encoded finding aids viewed here either through the Interleaf's Panorama browser (which takes
advantage of the capabilities of SGML) or in your web browser through on-the-fly SGML to HTML conversion.
Harvard/Radcliffe Finding Aids
- A collection of approximately 65 finding aids served out in SGML (requires Panorama)
with a handful served out in HTML (more forthcoming).
Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries Finding Aids
- A very nice site finding aids served out in SGML (requires Panorama)
and in HTML as well.
Library of Congress Finding Aids
- Requires Panorama
UC San Diego Finding Aids
- A subset of Mandeville Special Collections Library's finding aids
are available in both SGML and HTML, generated programmatically from
a database. The SGML version is indexed and searchable by means of Verity
University of Virginia Finding Aids
- Database of 1,200 finding aids at the University of Virginia Library.
Yale University Finding Aids
- A collection of EAD-encoded finding aids are stored and served out via
an Open Text database. Requires Panorama.
*For those who are unable to view the finding aids through Panorama, HTML versions of the finding aids are available as a separate display option on the search
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