Our finding aids get from AT Reference to DIMES in what is basically a three-step process:
- Data is exported from ATReference as EAD files
- Those files are then indexed in DIMES
- And finally, transformation processes are run on those files to convert them and have them display in a web browser.
On the surface, this is a relatively simple process. However, each of these steps involves a number of different technologies and paradigms for information storage, retrieval, and display. Continue reading