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Thank you very much.

Kerstin

"Fox, Michael" wrote:

> Kerstin,
>
>     There is a brief discussion of options in section 4.3.4 of the EAD
> Application Guidelines.   The Minnesota Historical Society current uses a
> combination of Logos Software's Marcxml program and an XSL stylesheet to
> convert MARC records to EAD.   One could certainly swim in the other
> direction, converting a finding aid into MARC. It would require a different
> stylesheet.
>
>     There will be some limitations, of course, principally in the area of
> enhancements that will need to be made to the resulting MARC record. For
> example, the MARC fixed fields will have default values supplied during the
> conversion process, some of which like the date elements will have to be
> manually inserted.   Any fields in the 1XX, 6XX and 7XX sequences that have
> subfields will require similar editing as EAD obviously does not support the
> full granularity of encoding found in MARC for this data.   This should be a
> relatively straightforward matter.   Finally, with this method your ILS must
> have the capacity for importing an externally-produced MARC record in the
> form of an ASCII text file.
>
> Michael
>
> Michael J. Fox
> Assistant Director for Library and Archives
> Minnesota Historical Society
> 345 Kellogg Blvd West
> St. Paul, MN 55102-2409
> 651-296-2150  (phone)
> 651-296-9961  (fax)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kerstin Ringdahl [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 12:18 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: EAD and MARC
>
> We are in the midst of changing to the Endeavor library catalog.
> I am using XMetal 2.0 to produce EAD encoded finding aids.
> What do we need to do to pull the Marc 21 records from XMetal 2.0
> to the online catalog?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Kerstin Ringdahl
> University Archivist
> Pacific Lutheran University
> Tacoma, WA., 98447
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