The finding aids on this website describe collections that are housed within the Manuscripts and Rare Books department of Joyner Library at East Carolina University.
These documents are produced to give researchers an overview of a collection of papers, audio visual material, and more.
The finding aids are encoded in EAD, Version 2002. A large portion of our finding aids were originally outsourced to be encoded by the company Apex CoVantage. More information about that process can be read about in this article, "Outsourcing EAD: Guidelines for NCEAD Institutions considering an outsourcing solution for encoding legacy finding aids". Our University Archives department is using Archivists' Toolkit to manage their collections and to output their EAD.
Our EAD documents are indexed and made searchable with Ixiasoft's TEXTML database. Portions of these documents have also been added to an SQL database to help enable some of our "browsing" features.