• Enhancing Access to Contextual Information on Individuals, Families, and Corporate Bodies for Archival Collections

    Project Director(s):
    Daniel V. Pitti
    Author(s):
    Daniel V. Pitti
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Library and information science
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of Virginia
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Research and Development, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61T0Q
    Abstract:
    We will address the ongoing challenge of transforming description of and improving access to primary humanities resources via advanced technologies. The project will test the feasibility of using existing archival descriptions in new ways, in order to enhance access and understanding of cultural resources in archives, libraries, and museums. We will derive Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) records from existing archival findings aids from the Library of Congress (LoC) and three consortia, and name authority files from the LoC and the Getty Vocabulary Program. We will produce open-source software used in the derivation and creation of the EAC-CPF records and a prototype access system demonstrating their value to the archival community and the use of primary humanities resources. The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, Univ. of Virginia, will partner with the California Digital Library and the School of Information, UC Berkeley.
    Notes:
    The development of an automated tool for deriving contextual information from archival finding aids, enhancing the information by matching it with established authority records, and enabling links to multiple primary and secondary humanities sources.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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