My name is Lisa Schiff and I work in the group at the California Digital Library at the University of California that develops XTF (the eXtensible Text Framework), which supports search and display of digital objects, including EADs.

I would be really interested in understanding more about what factors folks are most concerned with and interested in when they are choosing and evaluating different technologies, e.g XTF vs. Solr.

Thanks in advance,

Lisa Schiff, Ph.D.
Technical Lead
eScholarship Publishing Group
California Digital Library
300 Lakeside Drive #744
Kaiser Center
Oakland, CA 94612
510-987-0881 (t)
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Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:32 AM
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Subject: Indexing EAD using Solr

I know there has been some discussion related to this about making EAD
available as part of the discovery layer, but I'm interested in
getting a sense of which institutions are using Solr [0] to index EAD.
At this point, I'm more interested in discussing the different
indexing strategies from a technical standpoint rather than focusing
too much on the discovery layer. For what it's worth, this discussion
began [1] when some folks were talking about incorporating EAD into a
Solr index to be used by Blacklight [2], an open source discovery

If your institution is using Solr to index EAD, can you briefly
describe your indexing process? I would be interested in coordinating
future work, or potentially developing a set of recommendations/best
practices to share with the community.


Mark A. Matienzo
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library