>You did not mention in what form you gave the finding aids to APEX. I am
>assuming that you gave them paper copies which they scanned, OCRed, and
>converted. If they are going to all that effort, they could surely give you
>an electronic version without the EAD encoding, and the cost cannot be that
>much greater since it's only a matter of one of the steps along the way
>toward encoding. I would pursue that route before attempting to strip the
>coding out manually at your end.
Others should correct me if I'm wrong, but it is my understanding that APEX
does not OCR the finding aids, but prefers to re-type them from the hard
copy provided by the institution.
MIKE WIDENER, Archivist/Rare Books Librarian
Tarlton Law Library, School of Law
University of Texas at Austin
727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705-3224
Phone: 512/471-7263; fax: 512/471-0243
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