The Ryerson and Burnham Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago is
researching software solutions to deliver our EAD 2002 finding aids
in both native XML and transformed HTML, with good searching/indexing
functionality. We've looked through the EAD implementor write-ups
online, but since they're not dated, it's hard to tell what's most
current, especially for those of us running on a Mac OS X (BSDUnix)
platform. We've also searched the EAD listerv archives without a
great deal of luck. Our hardware will be an Apple Xserve G4, running
MacOS X Server (unlimited licensing) with Apache for web services.
If anyone has any suggestions about the best delivery and indexing
software to use for this platform, we'd be very grateful for your
opinions. Ideas about the most efficient way to offer transformed
HTML in this environment are also welcome. Keep in mind that we have
limited technical support and not a lot of time for in-depth
programming on our end, so solutions that are close to running
out-of-the-box are ideal.
Annemarie van Roessel
Lead Project Archivist
Ryerson & Burnham Archives
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-3618 ph.