Thanks to all who responded.  Always interested in what people are doing with EAD.  Eric, I really like your Catholic Portal, thanks for including the links.

I have a follow up question to those with OPAC's that index EAD (minus Eric as he already explained).  How deep does the EAD indexing go?  Is only collection level information scrapped or can users search directly into container lists from the general OPAC?

Okay one more, how does the OPAC interact with the EAD xml files?  Is EAD information scrapped (EAD header?  Collection level <did>?) and a MARC record generated or does the index work directly with the XML?

Thanks again!


On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Just out of curiosity, is anyone using an online catalog that is entirely EAD-based?  I know many institutions catalog monographs and other items more suitable for MARC, but not everyone might.  It's certainly possible and an interesting idea.

On the flip side, does anyone's traditional online catalog index EAD as well as MARC?  Maybe a federated search of some sort.  Seems like I remember seeing one.

Happy Friday!

Nathan Tallman,
Associate Archivist
American Jewish Archives