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Paper 306elpub2004:
DigitArq: creating and managing a digital archive

id 306elpub2004
authors José Carlos Ramalho and Miguel Ferreira
year 2004
title DigitArq: creating and managing a digital archive
source ELPUB2004. Building Digital Bridges: Linking Cultures, Commerce and Science: Proceedings of the 8th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Brasília - DF, Brazil 23-26 June 2004 / Edited by: Jan Engelen, Sely M. S. Costa, Ana Cristina S. Moreira. Universidade de Brasília, 2004
summary In this paper we present the steps followed in a project called DigitArq that aimed at building a centralised repository for archival finding aids. At the O’Porto’s District Archive, finding aids existed in several different formats and media. Migration was used to convert all the finding aids into a single normalised format based on an international standard – EAD/XML. After migration, archival management software was developed to maintain the collected information and assist archivists in the creation of new finding aids. Archival finding aids are described by hierarchical structures which can easily be described with XML but present interesting issues while using Relational Databases. The relational data model employed is described in detail.
keywords Digital Archives; Migration; EAD; XML; EAD; Relational Database; Middleware
series ELPUB:2004
type full paper
email jcr@di.uminho.pt
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