My personal fave is Windows Grep ( which will do search/replace across large file sets (I've used it for 500+ files at once).  You do the search first to see how many matches there are, then you can do a replace.  It offers several options such as making a backup copy or changing the original file, changing all files or only selected files, confirm each replace, etc.  A handy tool.

Michele Combs.
Librarian for Manuscripts and Archives Processing.
Special Collections Research Center.
Syracuse University Library.
222 Waverly Avenue.
Syracuse, NY   13244


From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gosnell, Joan
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 5:27 PM
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Subject: question about updating access terms


I have a question about updating access terms (i.e. LCSH) in our

EADs.  We have a service that updates terms in our Library (Voyager) catalog,

but we will need to do this manually in our online finding aids.


How do other folks handle this? 


Joan Gosnell
University Archivist
DeGolyer Library
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750396
Dallas, TX  75275-0396