Back in September, Richard Reinhart announced a tool in Filemaker which
will produce valid EAD/SGML for the MOA2 project, and noted that Berkely
had developed a similar tool for Microsoft Access.  Can someone on the
list shed light on the status of that Access tool or the testing of
the Filemaker tool? Has anyone else on the list attempted the Herculean
task of creating a relational database that can produce valid EAD?

The reason I ask is that our special collections division would like
implement EAD, and is considering options.  One of those options is a
relational database than can produce valid EAD.  They have some container
lists in SQL Server (with Access interface on the desktop) that would
eventually need to be converted.  Any guidance here would be helpful.


Christopher Prom
Assistant University Archivist
University of Illinois Archives
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