Make catalogues available via a web-searchable database
Currently individuals seeking information about the Photograph Collection and
its contents have to visit the Library and search the numerous typescript
catalogues manually. The Photograph Project aims to make these detailed
catalogues available via a web-searchable database. This will allow
researchers to evaluate the collection remotely and to determine which images
are beneficial to their work.
The information entered into the CANTAB database will be output
Encoded Archival Description (EAD),
a standard for encoding archival finding aids using the Standard
Generalized Markup Language (SGML). This data will then be uploaded to
Janus, a system designed to provide
a single point of networked access to the descriptions of the archives and
manuscript collections held throughout Cambridge.
Janus includes records for a
growing number of Cambridge institutions and allows users to browse individual
collections as well as search across repositories.