Archivists take you behind-the-scenes in an introduction to the Prints & Photographs Division’s online finding aids, documents that describe and inventory archival collections. We will cover how you can use finding aids to dig deeper into our collections and find pictures, architectural drawings, cartoons, and more! We’ll also dive into tactics and tools on how they are created and coded using EAD3 (Encoded Archival Description), an XML (Extensible Markup Language) designed for building web-based archival finding aids.
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Image caption: Man working at a Cincinnati NMS Computer System at the main Merrill Lynch Office in New York City. Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran, 1979. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.56561