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An informal model for access to the NDL historical collections

Diagram of model

This diagram presents a general model through specific examples that are implemented in some form today. The model allows the user to identify relevant resources by searching indexes or by browsing documents. Automatic links from indexes or documents to an individual digital item are implemented by use of its unique name. A name (or rather, in today's implementation, the corresponding URL) can also be used directly by to user to retrieve the item without performing a search.

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Alternative paths to find digital items

The model provides many paths for users to follow to locate and retrieve individual digital items. A few examples follow -- not all steps are possible today.

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