We'd like to take this opportunity to let any interested parties know that we've just made available from the Web our first attempt at an EAD-encoded Handlist, for the Glasier Papers held in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Liverpool. The SGML file is accessed by a link from the general page describing the collection, the URL of which is: http://www.liv.ac.uk/Library/special/glasier/glasier1.htm We consider this very much a 'prototype' version at present, and we'd be grateful for any feedback from users. It might be of particular interest to know that the EAD 'tagging' for the list was generated automatically through the output facilities of a fairly simple bibliographic database (ProCite), rather than by editing or inputting the complete list with an SGML editor or word processor facilities. This approach has meant that the mark-up has been implemented at perhaps a less detailed level than might otherwise have been the case, and that we have at present not exploited many of the more advanced features of EAD. Further, some of the choices about mark-up were also constrained to an extent by the format in which the data was already held in the database. However, the approach has had the considerable advantage of minimising the need to train the person performing the keying of the data in the meaning of EAD tags, and, having established the procedure, we hope to be able to generate relatively easily other EAD-encoded lists from other ProCite databases which have data held in the same format. The Handlist was produced by Emma Challinor, the archivist working on the Glasier Papers, and the tools for the EAD-encoding were worked on by Pete Johnston. Queries or comments can be directed to either of us, but those about the content of the list might be more usefully directed to Emma, those about the EAD-encoding to Pete. Pete Johnston email: [log in to unmask] Emma Challinor email: [log in to unmask] Department of Special Collections and Archives Sydney Jones Library University of Liverpool PO Box 123 Liverpool L69 3DA U.K.