This is true.  But I figured somebody somewhere must have looked into it.  And surely there must be small(er) institutions where the EAD encoders are also responsible for publishing and indexing and searching, or at least participated in the process of choosing how to do it?

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On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Does anyone know of any comparisons (either in report/narrative or table
> form) of the various XML indexing approaches (e.g. TEXTML vs XTF vs Lucene
> vs…)?  I’ve seen side by side comparisons of archival mgmt software, of XML
> editors, etc, but I can’t recall seeing anything that laid out the pros and
> cons of the various XML indexing options.

Not really, at least specifically in terms of EAD. This is usually
because indexing doesn't tend to be the responsibility of those who
are producing the EAD.

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