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 situations.

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: www.daofind.de. If you are interested please register until April 14 at [log in to unmask].

Best wishes
Angelika Menne-Haritz

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