Dear list members,

I would like to inform you, that a meeting at the Federal Archives of
Germany will present the use and functions of the MEX tool set, which is now
available at SourceForge. The software includes a METS-Editor that helps to
integrate images from archival record groups into EAD online finding aids.
The meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2008 10:00-16:30 in Koblenz.

MEX (MidosaEditor for XML standards) was developed by the two projects
<daofind> and <daofind+> with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
New York. It is an open source tool for 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. A further presentation
explains how to define profiles of EAD, EAC and METS for specific working

In a second section 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 conference language is 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

Prof. Dr. Angelika Menne-Haritz
Finckensteinalle 63
12205 Berlin
+4930 1807770100/112
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