Linking to and from your descriptions
The Archives Hub enables you to link to descriptions from within the Hub and externally.
How do I link to descriptions from external locations?
Hub descriptions all have persistent identifiers (URLs), so that you can always link to them and bookmark them via a simple hyperlink.
How do I create links between Hub descriptions?
The Archives Hub uses the <archref> EAD tag to enable linking between EAD descriptions. This has been implemented so that logical links can be made to parent/child descriptions, descendant/ancestor descriptions and also related/separated descriptions. This can also be used to create links within descriptions, however, the <ref> tag may be more appropriate for this.
How to I create links within Hub descriptions?
The standard tag to use here is the <ref> tag. However, there are caveats relating to links between lower-level entries.
See <Ref> helppage
How do I create links to external locations? (i.e. not to other EAD descriptions on the Hub)
For this you need to use the <extref> tag, which is a linking element to an electronic object that is external to the EAD document.
You need to use the <extref> tag and the ‘href’ attribute with the web address as the attribute value:
<extref href="http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk">The University of Manchester Library</extref>
The EAD Editor provides a means to add the markup for a link by using the right-click menu and choosing the option links > www.