Our collection guides

The collection guides on this website describe collections that are housed within the Special Collections 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 collection guides are encoded in EAD, Version 2002. A large portion of our collection guides 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 collection guides". Our Special Collections division is using Archivists' Toolkit to manage their collections and to output their EAD.

Our EAD documents are indexed and made searchable with Solr.