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Dear Aaron Dietz,
 
I don't think the DynaWeb products are available in any form anymore.
 
It depends on how targeted you want your searching to be. The more targeted the more resources you will have to invest prepping your data and designing a system to search your data.
 
You could use everything from a google search targeted at a directory, and then use your browser to do word searches within the document to more complex solutions using XML native databases and query engines. Tamino comes to mind, but there are many others.
 
As a start, we now use Google and browser keyword searching. It will have to do, but it is a kludge based upon programming and conversion resources. Many of our documents have basic tagging, or quirky tagging due to conversion puzzles. So targeting particular tags may not do it. Our users already know how to use it, it gives reasonable results, and they can do keyword searching once the document has been delivered.
 
I'm sure there are other, better approaches, and that others on-list can offer them.
 
Chatham Ewing
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        -----Original Message----- 
        From: Encoded Archival Description List on behalf of Aaron Dietz 
        Sent: Mon 1/26/2004 11:36 AM 
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        Subject: EAD search engines
	
	

        Greetings,
	
        We're interested in any input people have on the search engines they're
        using for EAD documents on the Web.
	
        Particularly, we're interested in the Dynaweb Search Engine that I
        believe is currently being used at Duke University and at NYPL, but
        we've heard that the cost for this product can be fairly high.
	
        We'd like to search the collection of EAD documents as a whole, and
        also search within the "active" document.  We also like the hit counting
        capability of Dynaweb.
	
        Is there a cheaper product out there with the same capability?  Any
        input is graciously appreciated.
	
        Aaron Dietz
        Denver Public Library