Have you already looked into: http://xmlmarc.stanford.edu/ ?
At 16:39 19.12.2001 -0500, you wrote:
>As a part of our EAD implementation, we are struggling with how to provide
>access to the tens of thousands of item catalog cards that were generated in
>the good old days before efficiency and collection level description caught
>on. Right now there is almost no access available to them and inputting
>them into our online catalog is not an option because it would ruin search
>relevancy to have so many records pop up when all one needs is the marc
>record for the collection.
>However, one of the possible solutions being considered is to create a MARC
>database separate from our catalog, just containing item level descriptions.
>Another possible solution being considered is using a database (such as
>FileMaker) to normalize the data and extracting it to EAD.
>My question is this: Is it possible to extract, and/or is anyone already
>extracting data from MARC records to be included in item level components of
>Michael Rush - Manuscript Processor
>Massachusetts Historical Society
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