5.0238 Mac SW for Archives (1/54)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 19 Jul 1991 11:32:31 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0238. Friday, 19 Jul 1991.

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 91 15:29:38 EDT
From: "Allen Renear, Brown Univ/CIS, 401-863-7312" <ALLEN@BROWNVM>
Subject: Mac Archives SW

Orginally Posted on Archives & Archivists list <ARCHIVES@INDYCMS.BITNET>
Tue, 16 Jul 1991 13:53:48 WST
by Pam Mathews <mathews@CSUVAX1.CSU.MURDOCH.EDU.AU>

The attention of recipients is drawn to Professional
Archivist - Hypercard interface software from MacResource.
This software is not yet available, but will enter Beta code
testing in October 1991 with release in December 1991. PA
is based on the data set of Keeping Archives (edited by A.
Pederson) and the Australian CRS method for describing
archives and manuscripts. The following description is
drawn from a promo leaflet issued by MacResource at the
Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists
Inc. in June 1991 (when Minaret and Professional Archivist
were demonstrated in a workshop setting to delegates).

Description: Professional Archivist is an Apple Macintosh
based information retrieval system for managing small
archives or special collections comprising archives,
manuscripts and photographs. Features include keyword and
boolean searching, popUp indexes, pull down menus, windowing
and intuitive design. Through the PICT XCMND and HyperScan,
PA supports on-line access to scanned images of described or
catalogued documents. Linked images can be displayed in
either an external window to HyperCard or as HyperCard
information. Images may also be programmed for slide show
presentation using PA's presentation functionality. The
presentation of bit mapped information can be enhanced by
additional editing and scripting (i.e. via the full range of
HyperCard editing tools) or through the addition of sound
Select List of Features: String, Keyword and Exact (Whole
term) searching based on titles, desciptors, physical
formats and control symbols.
Full boolean (AND/Or) based logic searching operable to a
maximum of two fields.
Variable length scrollable notes fields (theoretically up to
System supervisor for index management/password control etc.
On-line help for novice cataloguers via the hot text
function describing syntax and other input data parameters.
PopUp scrollable index fields
Authority control for subject descriptors and physical

Professional Archivist is a single user purpose designed
program authored by an Archivist in conjunction with
MacResource/NADSOFT. Further information can be obtained
from Pam Mathews.
  Pam Mathews
              Internet: mathews@csuvax1.csu.murdoch.edu.au