A very, very late thanks for your reply to my EAD question; apologies for
the delay. I've been out on leave and the in-box piled up a bit.
At 03:36 PM 8/1/01 -0400, you wrote:
>I am replying to your query of the list because I do't have an answer to
>your question. I would be very interested in an answer however, as we
>have about 600 finding aids here in HTML that need to be converted to
>EAD at some point. We are far from starting on this project -- it will
>be part of my new job here, a job which I wont't start until Spring
>2002. But if you find a solution or some conversion software I would
>appreciate if you could let me know!
>Jodi Allison-Bunnell wrote:
> > Apologies if this is a question that has been asked before; the listserv
> > archives are unavailable.
> > I am a consultant working with a state historical society that has been
> > producing its finding aids as Word documents and then, to gain some
> > additional access, converting them to HTML using Front Page and putting
> > them on an intranet. They have completed a substantial number of finding
> > aids this way. We are building a web site for them and would like to build
> > robust collections access that would word-search the finding aids; they do
> > not have a library OPAC to link through an 856 yet. We would like to
> > encourage them to adopt the EAD DTD instead of HTML, but I hesitate to have
> > them change mid-stream. They did have a staff member take the EAD workshop
> > a few years ago and have some software from that (Internet Archivist), but
> > have never used any of it. However, the current system is obviously of
> > limited usefulness.
> > I've looked pretty thoroughly at the annotated EAD sites and don't find any
> > reference to making these kinds of transitions.
> > Does anyone have some experience of making this change? I'm looking for
> > advice on workflow issues as well as any technical solutions that might be
> > available.
> > Any answers much appreciated.
> > Jodi Allison-Bunnell
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