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Hello all,

Amy McCrory and several others have written about problems with X-metal
2.1 working with some of the files in the cookbook.  I noticed that Lisa
had responded that this was not a problem with 2.0...Can others verify
that for me also?  In another (and better) approach to the problem, Amy
mentioned that Michael Fox was coming out with a revised version of the
cookbook...or at least a fix for this problem, sometime in september.  Is
that official?  I'm trying to figure out how long before we can begin an
EAD project.  I'ed appreciate any responses.

Deborah D.


On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Lisa Robinson wrote:

> Perhaps SoftQuad would let you download version an older version of X-Metal,
> such as version 1.2 or 2.0.  I am using the EAD Cookbook templates with both
> these versions without a problem.
>
>
> Lisa Robinson
> Assistant Digital Services Librarian
> Michigan State University Library
> East Lansing MI 48824-1048
> Phone: 517-432-1645
> Fax:     517-432-4795
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> Web:    http://www.lib.msu.edu/robin179/index.html
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deborah S. Davis [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 4:03 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: query
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm just getting started with trying to evaluate Xmetal and EAD for our
> finding aids.  I've looked at the Cookbook, taken the SAA class, and now
> have downloaded the evaluation version of Xmetal 2.1  I've got xmetal 2.1
> installed and ead.rlx is attached.  I can't get the templates
> eadcorporate.xml or eadperson.xml to work with xmetal 2.1  I downloaded
> them but I couldn't find the directory the cookbook specified to put them
> in, and when I do <File> <New>  some "general" templates come up, but
> those two aren't among them and I can't browse to add any more.  Help?
>
> I tried to open the archives of this list at LOC, but ran into an error
> message there too...I'm on Netscape 4.75 for a browser if that matters.
>
> Maybe the templates aren't necessary, but I thought I'ed lean pretty
> heavily on the Cookbook and it's a bit disconcerting to miss things on the
> first or second page, so to speak.  Thanks for your help.
>
> Deborah S. Davis, Archives Librarian
> Odum Library, Valdosta State University
> Valdosta, GA   31698-0150
> [log in to unmask]
> (912) 333-7150
>

Deborah S. Davis, Archives Librarian
Odum Library, Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA   31698-0150
[log in to unmask]
(912) 333-7150