I would like to inform you that we will present the use and functions of the MEX tool set during a meeting at the Federal Archives of Germany. The meeting will be held April 23, 2008 10:00-16:30 in Koblenz.

The MEX tool set (MidosaEditor for XML standards) is available at SourceForge in English and German for Windows and MAC. It was developed by the two projects <daofind> and <daofind+> with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York. MEX can be used for capturing and editing EAD, EAC and METS files and for producing complete integrated HTML presentations of online finding aids with digitised records in one step. 

During the meeting the results of the project will be presented followed by an introduction into the main functions and a demonstration of some examples of finding aids with integrated digital images produced with the software. A further presentation explains how to define profiles of EAD, EAC and METS for specific working situations.

In a second part of the meeting examples of practical use cases of the software will be shown, f.i. for the retro conversion of legacy finding aids, for the preparation of descriptive data from the database BASYS of the Federal Archives for the Internet, for the preparation of a model for a gateway to German archives, and in an educational project of archival students.

The working language will be German. Further information and the full program are available at: If you are interested please register until April 14 at [log in to unmask].

best wishes
Angelika Menne-Haritz