I agree with Michele.

Jodi, If you could summarize the results back to the list, it would also be very useful information for the ArchivesSpace planning team.  In particular any end user feedback would be helpful. Thanks for taking the time to gather this information.




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On Jun 11, 2010, at 7:44 AM, Michele R Combs wrote:

Id be very interested as well in any responses you receive.
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Subject: Inquiry: EAD search and retrieval system options
Hi all:
The consortium program that I manage, Northwest Digital Archives, is considering a change in its search and retrieval software as part of a revision to our technical infrastructure. I have gathered some information on what other consortia use and would like to hear from other EAD implementors. 
If you use one of the systems below, or something else, it would be most helpful if you could share your experience with the system. This could include price (if commercial), ease of set-up and maintenance, existence of user groups (particularly within the library-archives world), end user feedback, and anything else that you could share with me and/or the list. 
Here are the systems I have identified so far:
            Ixiasoft's TEXTml
            Mark Logic XML database
            ExLibris DigiTool
Thanks in advance for any information that you can share.
Best, Jodi
Jodi Allison-Bunnell
Program Manager, Northwest Digital Archives
Orbis Cascade Alliance
418 Woodford
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 829-6528
fax (860) 540-8281
Researcher website:http://nwda.wsulibs.wsu.edu/