Web-managed finding aids require streamlined, efficient intellectual organization of materials. It is not just a question of aesthetics, but of pragmatics. A more consistent, generalizable system of organization aids institutions in adopting, migrating, and building on the structure. The generalizable elements of a solution can be repeated, predicted, explained, taught, and further developed.1 They also lend the skeletal structure necessary to support unique elements.
"The Elusive Simplicity of Container-Level Encoded Archival Description: Some Considerations,"
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