Acumen can support the web delivery of any content for which an XML (Extensible Markup Language) metadata record is provided, but for it to do so, it needs corresponding XSL files.
Thus, we have XSL files for:
- EAD (Encoded Archival Description) finding aids,
- MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema) item-level (and sub-item) records
- and locally-developed collection XML records as well.
- The collection_summary.xsl, ead_summary.xsl and mods_summary.xsl are used for result list information.
- The collection_to_solr.xsl, ead_to_solr.xsl, and mods_to_solr.xsl are used to define which fields to index as what, from each XML file.
- The collection.xsl, ead.xsl, and mods.xsl are used for page display of the collection record, EAD record, and MODS record (respectively).
- The mods_oai_aserl.xsl, mods_oai_eds.xsl, and mods_oai.xsl are used for OAI results from the item-level records, for:
- the ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries) Civil War in the American South portal,
- the Scout discovery interface (EBSCO Discovery Service), and
- our general OAI feed of Dublin Core metadata, which is open to all from http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/legacy/oai? following the Open Archives Initiative Protocol.
The staging area XSL exist on the libcontent server in /srv/www/htdocs/acumen/staging/assets/xsl/ . Access to this area is provided via softlinks for digital services personnel and metadata librarians.
The XSL for both MODS and EAD finding aids have been altered to support Schema.org encodings, to provide web search engines with appropriate indexing metadata (to increase our Search Engine Optimization).