Hi Susan,

   We are using DLXS ( which provides indexing and
transformation (CSS).  It also has software for images and text files,
so we are in the process of digitizing the materials described in our
finding aids, and linking out to the display of those materials, from
within the finding aid.  And using the DLXS bib class, we combine the
metadata from the finding aids and all the constituent items to enable
cross-format searching of all related items with the finding aids.

   We are in the process of extracting MARC from our EADs to upload into
our OPAC with persistent links to the online EADs.

Hope this helps!


Jody DeRidder
Digital Library Center
University of Tennessee

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Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:53 PM
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Subject: Technology behind finding aids

Hi All,
I'm working on a project to implement EAD at the State Library of
in Australia. I was wondering if anyone has a few moments to give me a
quick rundown about what technology they are using  for the storage and
presentation of your  finding aids?
eg. Do you use a database, if so which one?
What do you use to index, transform, display?
Is it all linked to your Library Catalogue software if you are a

I have found some websites that have this info, but may be missing ones

I realise this is a fairly complex area, but a few pointers would be
appreciated! If there is any documentation people can send, that would
great too.

Please send to [log in to unmask]


Susan Millard
Project Manager
slv21 EAD Project
State Library of Victoria,
328 Swanston Street,
Ph: ( 61 3) 8664 7055
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]