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Karim,

Thanks so very much for this. It's extremely helpful!

Best,

Marsha

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karim Boughida" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: XMetaL 4.0?


> Marsha,
> We just installed 3.1 patch. IMHO XMetaL 4.0 is not "downloadable"
> yet... just PR for the moment.
> From their doc it seems that XMetaL 4.0 Author will be sufficient for
> inputting/editing. This version should (or may) support macros and
> customization. If you plan to do development using XMetaL (VB forms,
> etc.), your IS-IT guys may purchase Developer version.
> Corel with its XML central (server side) seems to plunge into the world
> of XML databases (tamino et alii).
>
> Karim Boughida
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>
> >>> [log in to unmask] 02/07/03 04:56PM >>>
> Dear list members,
>
> Apparently Corel has recently released XMetaL version 4.0, and I see at
> the
> Corel web site that there are four "components" available: XMetaL
> Author,
> Developer, Central, and XMetaL for ActiveX.
>
> I wrote an XMetaL EAD input template for the Northwest Digital
> Archives
> union database project using XMetaL version 3.0, and I'm wondering,
> for
> version 4.0, which of these components should be purchased/used by
> consortium members (several institutions in the consortium are buying
> XMetaL
> for the first time). In addition to creating finding aid documents in
> EAD
> version 2002 (using the template prepared for the project),
> participants
> probably will want to do customizations of the input screen and maybe
> write
> fairly simple macros.
>
> Does anyone on the list have experience with XMetaL 4.0? Would XMetaL
> Author
> be sufficient for most finding aid creators? Many thanks!
>
> Marsha Maguire
> Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
> University of Washington Libraries
> Box 352900
> Seattle, Washington  98195-2900
> (206) 543-9935
> (206) 543-1931 fax
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