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The emblem website of the University of La Coruņa offers a novel point of entry for users,
presenting them with a virtual scholar's study with clear links to the emblems
Th e p ro v i s i o n o f a s e a rc h c a p a b i l i t y w i t h f a i r l y
u n i f o r m s e a rc h a c c e s s p o i n t s a v a i l a b l e a c ro s s
a l l o f o u r e m b l e m s i t e s
Although it is out of the question that a rigid standard for search access points be considered
for adoption by our small community of emblem sites, a greater degree of uniformity among
these access points would facilitate greater use of our sites by scholars. Stephen Rawles'"Spine of
Information" effectively aims at just such consistency.
As our sites partner with each other and
as portals emerge such uniformity will result. Although to date only three of our sites (the Her-
zog August Bibliothek, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and the University of Illinois Library)
offer the searcher a variety of search categories for elements such as place of publication, date, etc.
which have been tagged and entered, it is likely that other sites will, in time, also provide these
elements. Along with the topic of metadata standards, the issues of uniformity of thesauri and
See the contribution by Stephen
Rawles in this volume.
Illustration 9: Listing of emblem books cur-
rently available in the University of Glasgow's
Emblem Studies Website.
Illustration 10:The "scholar's study" entrance
point of the Emblem Project of the Universi-
dade da Coruņa.
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