Hi Michele,

Not sure how useful it is but we are looking at doing just this in the
near future.   From reading your email you are already providing finding
aids using EAD, could you tell me a bit more about how you achieved

For info we are about to scan our paper based finding aids as PDF's and
then provide links to the scanned copy on our library catalogue.  A
quick and dirty solution.   The next step is to encode them into EAD and
make use of our existing XML server- Tamino to provide access.   This is
still a long way off and we have given no thought about searching.


Sean Abel

Digital Object Management, ICT
State Library of South Australia
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-----Original Message-----
From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Michele Combs
Sent: Friday, 8 June 2007 10:38 PM
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Subject: Federated search

Our library is investigating various methods and tools for federated
searching.  If anyone has experience integrating EAD finding aids with
federated search tools, we'd like to hear about it.  You can send
responses off-list if you like.

Michele C.

Michele R. Combs
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Manuscripts Processor
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2697